District Rural Development Agency



Vision :

“Promoting and strengthening member owned, member managed, self-reliant and financially sustainable institutions of the poor and the poorest in all the villages of the state for enhancing the quality of life of the members and securing sustainable livelihoods.”

CBO Structure :

Zilla Samakhya         ⇐      Mandala Samakhya         ⇐       Village Organizations       ⇐       Self Help Groups

Zilla Samakhya : (1 in Number per District)

 Zilla Samakhya is a federation of Mandal Samakhyas (MSs) and takes up activities that are beyond the scope of a MS.It has similar organizational structure like MS. The ZS manages the insurance call center. Every ZS has its staff viz., ZS manager, Accountant, Computer Operator and call center staff.

Mandala Samakhya (MS) : One per mandal – (16 Mandala Samakhyas)

VOs federate at the mandal level to form a Mandal Samakhya (MS). The three or five Office Bearers from each VO form the general body of a MS. The MS Executive Committee comprises of Presidents of all member VOs and they in turn select their five office bearers to manage the functioning of a MS. The MS will conduct its EC meeting twice in a month and the general body meeting at least once in six months. Similar to VO, every MS has six functional committees and the staff viz., Accountant and Computer Operator etc.

Village Organizations (VO) : (665 VOs)

The second tier of Institution Building is the federation of SHGs either at Village/cluster of village’s level. The VO operates as a forum to voice the problems of the poor in the village and raises resources required to take up the appropriate development interventions in poverty reduction. The general body of VO comprises of all SHG members in the VO operational area and the Executive committee (EC ) comprises of the first leaders of the member SHGs. The VO will have 3 to 5 office bearers for carrying out the day-today functions and representing the VO in various forums/institutions. The VO will conduct its EC meeting at least once in a month and the general body meeting at least once in three months. The functional committees derived from VO EC viz., POP & SHG monitoring committee, CIF & Audit committee, Bank-linkages & Insurance committee, land, CMSA, Dairy and collective marketing committee, jobs & non-farm activities committee and social development issues committee will ensure the effective implementation of various services rendered by VOs. Based on the scale of operations every VO appoints its own VO Bookkeeper, Community activist and para-professionals

Self Help Groups (SHGs) : ( 14367 SHGS  & 146355 SHG Members)

SHGs are small homogenous groups. 10 to 20 members from similar socio-economic conditions come together and form a group on the basis of self-selection process at the village level. The SHGs would conduct either weekly or fortnightly or monthly meetings on a scheduled day, time and place. The members save either on weekly or fortnightly or monthly basis in the SHGs and disburse need-based loans to members from their savings amounts. The SHGs access external loans either from Commercial banks or VOs when there is a deficit of funds for financing Micro Credit Plans of members. Each SHG elect/select two or three office bearers who’s primarily responsibilities include facilitation of various activities at group level, representing the group in different forums and signing on the cheques. The group’s capacity is also built and facilitated, so that they have their own bookkeeper to write the books of accounts of the group. The self-paid bookkeeper is an important prerequisite to the sustainability of the group in long run. Apart from financial activities, SHGs would also identify various social issues viz., dowry, untouchability, child labour etc and discuss in their regular meetings. With support of Village Organization, the SHGs will take active role in dealing social issues and community development activities.


” 80% the SHGs will be brought to A grade and 95% Poorest Of the poor would be brought into SHg fold by 2015 via actively pursuing the Institution Building strategies aimed at increasing inclusiveness leveraging on technological interventions that bring in transparency. “


Promotion and strengthening of self-managed and financially sustainable community based organizations that are owned and controlled by poorest of the poor and poor

Providing a wide range of micro-finance products and social developmental services to members on a timely basis for securing sustainable livelihoods  improving quality of life of poorest of the poor and poor

Ensuring timely provision of technical services to the members by developing social capital.


The new social safety net scheme proposed by the Government shall be called Aasara Pension Scheme and shall be effective from 1 October 2014.

Pension Amount Government hereby fix the pension amount per month for the following categories of pensioners as detailed below

Category                                                         :               Amount


Old Age                                                                :               2016

Widow                                                                  :               2016

Disabled                                                               :               3016

Weavers                                                               :               2016

Toddy Tappers                                                   :               2016

Persons with HIV –AIDS                                 :               2016

Single Women                                                    :               2016

Beedi Workers                                                    :               2016



Eligibility Criteria:

  • Old Age : More than 65 years of age Only. one OAP in one household.
  • Weavers : More than 50 years of age. Must be a member in Weavers society.
  • Beedi Workers : More than 50 years of age. Must be EPF card holder.
  • Widow: Age 18 years and above, Death certificate of her husband,
    Every year updation on remarriage for young widow (upto 45 years)
  • Toddy Tappers: Age 50 years and above. Must be a Registered member in
    the Co-operative Society of Toddy Tappers
  • Pension to persons with HIV Aids :: Who are undergoing Anti Retroviral Therapy
  • Filariasis: Grade II, Grade III categories are eligible for Pension. This pension sanctioned by DM&HO.
  • Differently Abled (Persons with disabilities ): Irrespective of age, More than 40% Disability (OH, MR,MI and VI), (Burn cases and Heart Surgery cases are Ortho), More than 51% Disability (VI)
  • Single Women: Married Women 18 years above., Unmarried Women above 30 years of Rural Area, above 35 years of Urban Area


            Disabled people can now book an online slot at MeeSeva centers. The new rule has been implemented from 1 January 2020.

The Telangana government introduced Software for Assessment of Disabled for Access Rehabilitation and Empowerment (SADAREM) camps. The main purpose of SADAREM was to create a web-enabled system for access, rehabilitation and empowerment of people with disabilities in the state.

The differently-abled persons can now go to the nearest Mee Seva centre with the Aadhaar card and book a slot by paying Rs. 35 as service charge to obtain the certificate

Further, slot booking would automatically be rejected if the percentage of disability is below the required norm. After an applicant reaches the medical camp on the prescribed date, they will be provided with a specific Sadarem number. After the medical test, the certificate of disability will be issued on the same day.


The broad vision of the program is to enable the poor households in accessing adequate formal credit at their doorsteps through their membership in SHGs.

The objective of the program:

  • Consumption smoothening or even servicing previous high cost debts
  • Support existing livelihoods
  • Finally, to implement Microcredit Plan (MCP), when households reach a stage where they can assume a higher degree of risk.

The SHG movement in the Telangana started in 1998, built on the principles of thrift, self-help and internal lending. The credit worthiness of these groups, which are otherwise unbanked, having no collaterals, have been built on their group discipline, repayment culture and accumulated corpus funds; and this resulted in SHG Bank linkage programme, under which, SHGs are being provided with credit by service area banks as per Micro Credit Plans of SHGs. Started in 2000, so far, the groups have availed bank loans of over Rs.50 thousand crores. 


  • During the year 2018-19 Rs. 170.05 crores distributed to 4454 No. Of SHGs
  • During the year 2018-19 Rs. 176.41 crores distributed to 5062 No. Of SHGs



  • StreeNidhi credit cooperative Federation Ltd., is promoted by the Government and establish in Sept 2011.. StreeNidhi provides timely and affordable credit to the poor SHG member up to 30,000-3,00,000 with the rate of interest 12.50 p.a and loan will be disbursed with in 48 Hours.
  • Streenidhialso provide loan to VOs/SLF up to 72 lakh.Rate of interest on loans is 12.50% PA.
  • FY 2018-19 Loan Disbursement : Target 43.41 Achievement 44.27 cr
  • FY 2019-20 Loan Disbursement : Target 58.62 Achievement 37.69 cr


The disadvantaged communities shall be empowered to overcome all social, economic, cultural and psychological barriers through self – managed organizations . i.e., (Farmer Producer Groups & Livestock Producer Groups) they will attain higher productivity with improved skills and asset base and utilize resources to full potential and gainful access to services. 


Our missions is to enable the disadvantaged communities perceive possibilities for change and bring about desired change by exercising informed choices through collective action.

  • Total No. of Farmer Producer Groups formed as on 04.03.2020           :   195
  • Total No. of Livestock Producer Groups formed as on 04.03.2020       :   157
  • Total No. of Pashumitras trained and placed                                              :   111
  • Amount of Seed fund released to Farmer Producer Groups                    :   50lakhs
  • Amount of Seed fund released to Livestock Porducer Groups                :   50lakhs


Non- Farm Livelihoods and Human Development


The Activities taken up under Non-Farm are:-

Survey of Non- Farm Livelihoods                                            :       8690

Formation of EPGs                                                                      :      03

Marketing of SHGs Products                                                    :      08(Pickles, Swagruha food unit, Non plastic Unit, Surf making, Pottery ,Cotton wicks,Chalk pieces,bross items,etc.)

Trainings and Formation of Small-Scale Industries            :      03       

Livelihood through Financial Inclusion                                  :     7555(planning)

Marketing Centres:

Kharif Season (2018-19) : Organised 31 centres procured 3.59 Cr.Quintals worth
                                                             Rs.62.87 Cr. From 8275 farmers.

Kharif Season (2019-20) : Organised 40 centres procured 5.80 Cr Quintals worth
                                                             Rs.101.63 Cr. From 11743 farmers

RABI Season (2018-19)   :    Organised 20 centres procured 1.81 Lakhs Quintals worth
                                                              Rs.32.04 Cr. From 4096 farmers




Human Development:Dwitiya (2nd SHG Meetings): 1st module in (7) Piolet Mandals(Narsimhulapet,Dantalapally,Maripeda,Chinnagudur,Dornakal,Kuravi,

Bayyaram) for creating awareness on Health and Nutrition completed. 2nd module on 1000 days plan, Personal hygiene, Sanitation and Solid Waste Management is  completed , 2nd SHG trainings  are conducting from 15th to 30th of every  month.

In remaining (9) mandals , training programme on Volume 1 module has been completed and the 2nd SHG trainings will be conducted by VOAs from this 15th onwards.

Nutrigarden: in (49) Antyodaya G.Ps of Mahabubabad dist , Serp has introduced 20 gunta Model Vegetable Cultivation through Organic Farming objecting on better livelihoods and promoting health in Rural areas. For this 2 farmers from SHG women of these GPs are giving Training , supporting financially through CIF and encouraging the Organic farming. 1st phase training for VOAs and CCs has been completed by CSA at Khammama. 2nd phase for beneficiaries and CCs, APMs has been going to be conducted from 11th onwards. 26,000/- CIF has been released to Mandals.

E-battery Vehicles: for promoting Organic Vegetables selling (3) for each district SERP has released budget for purchasing of E-battery vehicles. By Tommrrow these vehicles will be delivered to District. And this CIF will be loan for the beneficiaries.

Gender : Identification and trainings to Mandal Social Action Committee Members completed , Village level Trainings and  Establishment of Family Counselling Centres at MS and ZS is under process.

SDF: Raising of Social Development Fund (SDF)@Rs.2/- per month.

Neighbourhood centre: Running Neighbourhood centre for Mentally retorted Children at Kothaguda Mandal with 15 children and Manopragathi parents meeting will be conducted every 4th and 18th , where professionals will come give advises to parents in improving health of mentally retarded children.




Skill development as designed by Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) and as per today’s market needs of manpower requirements, DEEN DAYAL UPADHYAYA GRAMEENA KOUSHAL YOJANA (DDUGKY) is a central government project implemented as EMPLOYMENT GENERATION AND MARKETING MISSION (EGMM) at State level represented by its Chief Executive Officer. 


  • The objective of EGMM is to coordinate the efforts of employment initiatives in Rural Areas in the State of Telangana.
  • Motivating the rural unemployed youth through Self Help Groups and by all possible means.
  • An eligible unemployed youth from each Self Help Group (SHG) should be trained as per their qualification/desire and to be positioned in a private job.
  • A counseling for career guidance with field experts shall be imparted.
    Conducting 2 to 3 Job Melas for the feasibility of placing the rural unemployed in different sectors

Achievement : EGMM – DRDA, Mahabubabad :

  • English Work Readyness and Computers (EWRC), established at Kesamudram Mandal HQs, As on date (7) batches have been trained with a total number of 204 unemployed rural youth out of which 160 Nos. have been placed successfully in different private organizations and (8)batch is under training with 32 trainees.
  • From the year 2017 to 2020, (22) Job Melas have been conducted, 207 unemployed youth have been directly placed in different private/corporate sectors and 2019-20 (405) Nos. have been trained and placed in different organizations under DDUGKY Project.


For providing direct employment opportunity in private sectors to the Unemployed Youth of Palakurthy Constituency in particular and others in general, as per the instructions of the Hon’ble Minister for Panchayat Raj & Rural Development Sri E . Dayakar Rao Garu, a Mega Job Mela has been conducted on 10/07/2019 at Thorrur Mandal HQ (Palakurthy Constituency).

Taking the utmost of the opportunity:

Total Companies participated                                                                                                    : 75

No. of unemployed youth took opportunity (attended interview)                                     : 7159

No. of unemployed youth placed successfully (Direct Placement)                                     : 1862

No. of youth enrolled for various trainings (Project Implementation Agencies – PIA) : 1118


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