SADHANA, Sindhanur is a Non-Governmental, Voluntary organisation registered under Karnataka Societies Registration Act 1960,  in  the Office of  District Registrar of Societies, Raichur  vide No. SOR /78/95 dated 29-7-1995.  The main objective behind establishment of SADHANA is to offer equal opportunities to the disadvantaged sectors of the society in Raichur district.  Raichur is one of the most backward and drought prone district in Karnataka state, where formation of Non- Governmental organisations is essentially required. Mr. Sharanappa Barsi, Secretary, of the organisation has been working with students and Non-student youths of the district of various issues like leadership, literacy and development activities, has gathered a team of young people who had a vision of equal society and as a result, SADHANA was established.


Mr. Sharanappa Barsi is basically a practicing Advocate gave up his practice for the benefit of the society and welfare and associated with the organisation for full time.  Ever since its inception SADHANA is trying to generate resources from various sources to initiate the activities which would provide equal opportunities to the targeted population.  SADHANA is also registered under FCRA Act 1976 by the Ministry of Home Affairs of Union Govt. of India, vide No. 094610023 on 26-3-2001.


To improve its functional ability SADHANA has also enrolled its membership with various resource agencies and Net workings and details are as under.1)  Ekatha  NGO Net work, Raichur    2)  Fevoard-K-Bangalore 3)  V.H.A.K. Bangalore   4)  Mic-Net-K Bangalore   5)  C.B.R Network, Bangalore  6)  UNESCO, Bangalore   7)  INHAF-FORUM Bangalore    8)  Campaign Against Child Labour, Bangalore  9)  Regional Resource Centre- Bangalore  10)  Jana Aranya Vedike, Bangalore.  11)  AVORD Net work- Bangalore


SADHANA is also implementing various programmes like Education to Child Labour Literacy Centre, Formation of SHG’s, Trainings, Thrift and Credit Programmes, Income Generation Programmes and other need based awareness generation activities to raise the level standard of living of the targeted families. The activities, which would improve the living condition, should be agri-based since, the people of Raichur district solely depend on agriculture.  The rainfall is normally low in dry areas of the district.  Though, Sindhanur Taluk is being provided with irrigation facilities byTungabhadra Left Bank Canal, which will cover a total of 40% of landholdings, landless labourers still consists a huge number.  SADHANA also working with elder peoples to improve their socio-economic and health condition through self-help groups formations.


The productive and dedicated activities of SADHANA, Sindhanur were also identified and appreciated by Shadaksharappa & Tara Charities, U.S.A and they awarded the organisation with the cash prize of Rs. 40,000/- in the year 2002. At the same time SADHANA has received an appreciation letter from  “World  Micro Credit  Summit  Award” from U.S.A. in the year 2002.