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Participatory Rural Development Initiatives Society (PRDIS) is a non-government organization (NGO) promoted by a group of professionals. Holistic and sustainable developments are the twin objectives of PRDIS.

Our vision and mission is to see that all citizens of our country are liberated from poverty. We are building stronger linkages with other partners in the development business focusing on comparative advantage of each. -PRDIS

Areas of Work

Participatory Rural Development Initiatives Society (PRDIS) is a non-government organization (NGO) promoted by a group of professionals. Holistic and sustainable developments are the twin objectives of PRDIS.

  • Poverty Alleviation
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Monitoring, Evaluation and Studies
  • Entrepreneurship Skill Development
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Environmental and Equity Concerns
  • Health and Education Issues
  • Agribusiness

Nature of Works

  • Capacity building
  • Research and Extension Services
  • Social sector services includes Decent Work
  • Participatory Rural Development
  • Micro level planning
  • Supply chain management
  • Farmer Field Schools and Farmer life Schools
  • Livelihoods improvement Initiatives
  • Productivity Enhancement in Agricultural Sector ( cotton, Maize, sugarcane, paddy,chillies, soyabean, groundnut, sorghum, dairy, poultry and fisheries)

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Publication & Success Stories

  • Proceedings of the National Workshop on Strategies for Public Awareness on Biotechnology for Sustainable Agriculture. Held at Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad September 18-20, 2001. Jointly organized by Participatory Rural Development Initiatives Society (PRDIS) and Biotechnology Unit (BTU)...
  • Report on Training Cum Workshop on Village Level Participatory Approach for Preparation of Integrated Rural Development Plans and Project Formulation (19-24 October 2000). Participatory Rural Development Initiative Society (PRDIS) 3-6-65-1/7, Bahseerbagh, Hyderabad- 500 029. 2 November 2000)...

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Latest news

  • Book Release : A book on " Advance in Agricultural Extension (Towards changing the lives and livelihoods) " was released by Dr.Daniel J.Gustafson, DDG, FAO, on the occasion of Foundation day of Sarvareddy Venkureddy Foundation for Development (SVFD). Foreword was written by Dr. M.S.Swaminathan while edited by Prof.S.Venku Reddy and Dr.M.Surya Mani.
  • Participatory Rural Development Initiatives Society (PRDIS),Hyderabad is contesting for BCI council membership from Civil Society Category. PRDIS is elected as BCI council member under Civil Society Category and it is represented by Prof.S.V.Reddy , president and Executive Director as first representative and Dr.C.Beena , Vice President as 2nd Representative.
  • PRDIS- Will be collaborating with SVFD, LS & LS International and REEDS in organizing two international workshops one on skill development and the other life skills and livelihood skills 2015.
  • PRDIS is associated with ISEAL in implementation of Better cotton programme at Adoni, Kurnool district, A.P
  • PRDIS- Will be collaborating with SVFD, LS & LS International and REEDS in organizing two international workshops one on skill development and the other life skills and livelihood skills 2015.
  • PRDIS is associated with ISEAL in implementation of Better cotton programme at Adoni, Kurnool district, A.P

President PRDIS is Honored with Life Time Achievement Award

The Society of Extension Professionals (SEP) has Honoroured Pror.S.V.Reddy , president of PRDIS for his dedicated service of 50 years and Achievements in Agricultural Extension and Rural Development. more...