Welcome to SVD Foundation

     The Sri Sellakaliamman Village Development Foundation Trust is a Charitable Trust and Non profit organisation. The main aim of SVD Foundation is ‘Bridging the technology divide between rich and poor largely unskilled rural women and men to overcome the problems of hunger, poverty, illiteracy and ill health’. As an international agricultural scientist, the living legend, the father of green revolution Prof. M.S.Swaminathan stated that the ‘Pro-nature, Pro-poor, Pro-women & Pro-livelihood, is a long-lasting motto of our trust to accomplish all program towards rural areas.

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     According to 2010 data from the United Nations Development Programme, an estimated 29.8% of Indians live below the country's national poverty line. Lack of site-specific, people-oriented and proper sustainable livelihood activities among under-privileged section are the major constraints to alleviate poverty in our nation.

     Livelihoods "as a set of activities a household or one of the family members engages in on a regular basis in order to generate adequate income to maintain a minimum desired standard of living, both on a day-to-day basis and over a longer period of time” is a major desires of deprived people and plays major role in the development of village poor. In addition to that providing information, knowledge and transferring technologies are the main basic opportunities to be given to under-privileged section. These are the major need-based intervention to be considered for the development process.


     Providing the information, through knowledge centre to reduce digital divide of rich and poor. Linking the Livelihood security for self-sufficiency & self-support with the ecological security for self-reliance & self-confidence to take part in environmental protection in order to get sustainable development is the main concept which could be uplifted the rural poor and improve the standards of living. Livelihood development to increase income could be done without disturbing the existing system.

Vision & mission

     The main motto of Sri Sellakaliamman Village Development Foundation is bridging the information and technology divide between rich and poor largely unskilled rural women and men to overcome the problems of poverty, illiteracy and ill health.


     Though central and state governments implementing various schemes to uplift the rural poor, the poverty is still continuing. Because, most of the people living in India have no enough hold, up to their self-support to improve their present status and changing their lifestyle. In view of the fact, that the reduction of rural poverty through education, information and livelihoods promotion has been a unifying goal. Hence, we organized a system with some programs on ‘On & Off-farm activities’ blending the modern technologies with traditional one and also transferring the existing adoptive technologies. To reach the unifying goal, initially like tailoring and knowledge centre with computer facilities to help people access opportunities and rights to improve their lives has been initiated at one village as entry-point activity to get proper understanding with villagers and to change their life style later. Mostly our SVD Foundation is concentrated on development oriented activities and giving education to rural poor. For these purpose the SVD Foundation was organized as trust on 01.01.2014 and registered on 19.02.2014 at Chidambaram, Cuddalore District, Tamil Nadu, India.


     Generating and implementing site-specific, people-centered activities among under-privileged section of people as a partner to eliminate and reduce poverty, illiteracy, ill-health, increase their existing income and ensure sustainable development through education, training and On and Off farm livelihood based Income Generating interventions.