Our Vision: “to achieve a level of sustainable community development where majority of the populations has access to basic social entitlements”

Our Mission: “to promote a better quality of life for communities notably, vulnerable populations by empowering and building their resilience”

Our Approach:

“Focus on Quality and not Quantity”

“Empower not provide”

“Involve and make communities responsible”

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Chethana Urban and Rural Development Society was established in 1983 by dedicated professionals with expertise in various domains of service. It’s a not for profit organization with the vision to empower and build a resilient society. We have been implementing various programs and projects ranging across the domains of health, education, environment and safety-net/food security, through the support of government, local, national donors and corporate houses. Our programs are spread across Hyderabad, Rangareddy and Medak districts of Andhra Pradesh.

Our programs and achievements:

Medak District: creating awareness and behavior change communication through cultural team (using folk media) on HIV/AIDS, TB and Alcoholism reaching out to industrial causal labors, youth and other vulnerable population. Skill building and self-employment programs for widows and women infected and affected by HIV/AIDS, and People with Disabilities (PwD). Special events like World AIDS day, Children’s day, awareness program at Yedu-Payala Jathara and world environment day, through the support of Pepsi Co Holdings India Pvt. Ltd.

Hyderabad Slums: Adolescent girls, Pregnant and lactating women, mothers groups under Reproductive Child Health (RCH) project in Tarnaka and Lalapet slums, supported by Government of India.  While in Jeedimetla and Suraram slums, reaching out to infants and school dropout children of migrant industrial laborers, brick kiln workers, construction labor, maid servants, etc through 10 non-formal school supported by individual donors and corporates. 

Rangareddy District:  in rural mandals of Ibrahimpatnam, Manchal and Yacharam reaching out to 50 HIV infected families, providing counselling  for adherence and co-infections, referring them to ART centers, assessing and linking them to government safety net programs ensuring social entitlements like conversion of white ration to AAY cards, SC/ST financial aid for self –employment, educational support to children, linkage to Girl Child Protection Scheme (GCPS), enrolment to and double ration linkage from Anganwadi centers to all eligible children,.


Office Address: 37-70/C113, J.J Nagar, (Opp.Tarun Classic Apts.) Sainikpuri, Hyderabad – 500 094, A.P. India

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