Poverty reduction, Natural Resources management are in promoting savings & credit managements in SHGs, Income Generating, Rural Literacy, Environment conservation, watershed development, community Health & Hygiene, Sustainable Agriculture, RCH, HIV / AIDS prevention, children's holistic development and right based approaches for empowering women & other various developmental issues since the last 20 years.

Parivarthana as part of its comprehensive holistic approach to improve the quality of life of the rural communities is FACILITATING a number of need based and people centered activities in the project area. Some of the main activities are: Community organizing, promoting savings and credit managements among SHGs, Income Generation Programmes, women and children development, rural literacy, natural resource management, community health and hygiene, sustainable agriculture, awareness on child labour from the past 20 years.

It has been the PHILOSOPHY of Parivarthana to identify committed women and youth leaders from among the community for planning and implementing of all the development programmes and to involve the community in each and every step. This has, over the years, ensured that the participation of the community is full-fledged in all our activities and the communities feel a sense of ownership to the project. Thus all the initiatives and development programmes of Parivarthana are aimed at facilitating the vulnerable communities attain self-reliance.


Poverty is a multi-dimensional phenomenon. It is not only about lack of income, but it is also about human deprivations in areas of health, education, participation and security. People can be income rich, but if they are in ill health, they are poor in that dimension. Or, people can be healthy, but if they are not allowed to participate in social or political events because of their race and ethnicity, they are impoverished in the area of participation. It is the multidimensionality of impoverishment that makes people truly deprived.
Child Centric activities:
Parivarthana believes that without formal qualifications, a child has few hopes to access further mainstream education or employment opportunities. Parivarthana will undertake community processes to sensitise families and children about the advantages of formal education and to facilitate children's access to formal education.
Parivarthana basic philosophy for child care and development includes: accepting each child unconditionally as a whole person entitled to active listening, providing opportunities to acquire capacities for discovering a spiritual meaning in life, to learn skills with the feeling of having some control of what happens in life, strengthening capacities for resilience, to pick up qualities of self-esteem and sense of humor, while emphasizing the child?s Rights to participate in child-centered matters.
Parivarthana?s structure on child development is built on the four corner-stones of Prevention, Protection, Promotion and Rehabilitation and raised on the bedrock foundation of the Child Rights being implemented with supports of active listening to, unconditional acceptance of and promoting the characteristics of resilience in the children. Children working under hazardous trades are retrieved and provided alternate opportunities. Parivarthana focus is on non-enrolled and drop-out children through interventions ranging from community awareness and education leading to re-enrolment and retairment As there is still very low demand for education, especially in the project area, there is continuous need to reinforce community understanding as to why education is essential for the community's children.
Awareness campaigns on child rights and to implement the fundamental right of child education was conducted through - village wise awareness camps through public meetings, jathas, street theaters, and banner displaying and handbill distribution. Mainstream drop out students by identifying the school dropout children and motivating the parents and the children to join back to school.
Primary education and literacy among the people in the project area was promoted by forming non-formal education centers (Alternative Learning Centers -ALC) have been started to encourage the adolescents and the young generation to make them to read and write the local language. There are five ALC in the project area. In these centers, local language, numerals, cultural skills and exposure visits are conducted. The children are also exposed to Issues on child labour, school dropouts, early marriages and environment degradation.
Social mobilization process: is through regular monitoring / follow up and strengthening the old SHG groups and formation and strengthening new SHG groups.
  • The organisation started a systematic micro?credit programme, with 25 self help groups with a total membership of more than 600 women
  • Effective capacity building / training and availability of resources paves way for gainful employment generation in the rural areas. The training can easily double the present annual income and improve the standard of living. Most of the operations including marketing will be done with the help of the organization.
  • The formation and strengthening of SHCs are with multiple objects like strengthening the economic base of families through women. In the strengthening activities much focus is given to main theme of women participation in decision making, participation in local governance, Gender, Leadership, capacity building, awareness on schemes of financial institutions and Government departments, children welfare, education, comprehensive community health, prevention of HIV/AIDS/ STD and to identify the local problems and to solve the same. The following are the details of SHGs and the strengthening activities under taken during the reporting year.
  • With the assistance and support of NABARD ? Bangalore a training program to the 40 SHGs in 20 rural villages in Shikaripura taluk of Shimoga Dist. was organized. Concepts on SHG, savings and credit management and bookkeeping were detailed. The CDPO- Shikaripura, PO ? DWCD SMG and AGM ? NABARD / shimoga, will be observers of this program and the resource persons services were lent from this organization.
  • The 13 DWACRA Groups in 08 project villages in Shikaripura Taluk brought into existence during the earlier period by our organization functioning well. The total member brought under this group is 118.
  • Promotion of self-reliance and self-sustainable income generating activities with marketing facilities. Awareness and motivation on women issues and their entitlements / right is one of the important programmes. Parivarthana has trained more than 15,972 women in the areas of self-confidence building, small savings, health awareness, local governance, family budget, micro enterprises, girl child education, teenage marriage, gender equality, abolition of dowry, violence against women, alcoholism, environmental education, entrepreneurship development program and other vocational training programs.
Crisis management:
  • Violence against women is high in any patriarchy. For a community that believes itself to be under attack, it increases. Combined with factors such as multiple forms of exclusion, this becomes almost crisis like, with social forms of control giving way to survival at any cost. Women, especially young girls, become the first?and most abused?victims of this process. Only an empowerment process in which these most affected women and girls are central can mitigate this.
  • Crimes against women need most?times a legal mechanism. Parivarthana has provided legal support and aid for the women when required. Apart from the legal proceedings, they were helped in rehabilitation by the skill training, education and health programmes.
  • PARIVARTHANA has undertaken trainings / workshops in different concepts to empower the women, local youths, farmers and the SHG members. The training includes SHG development, SHG concept, sangha development, women in development activities, child rights and promotion and eradication of child labour.
  • The society is involved in the development of Sree Shakthi groups, self employment skill training, IGP development training, development of leadership among the local youths and women, rural folk and cultural programs and the trainings for the staffs to make them resource persons in the development projects.
  • It was not only important to give women & young girls life skills training but it was also necessary to prepare for earning a livelihood. Vocational training to the youth is essential which can fetch gainful employment & which will lead to their economic empowerment.
  • Suitable trades keeping in view the local conditions prevailing in areas like the trades in demand, availability of raw material and marketability of the product are identified and trainings will be given. The finished goods/products will be kept for exhibition cum sale at the proposed resource centre would attract the tourists and other people those who visit this resource centre.
  • Under the auspicious support from Ministry of Youth Affairs Sports Government of India, New Delhi & IGSSS ? New Delhi / Bangalore skill oriented training to the adolescent youth that too pin pointing female folk from rural villages in Shikaripura taluk was organized and conducted for a duration of six months centralizing the ADAGANTI Village as Training center village. In this program 30 youth (female) from the surrounding villages were participated and availed the benefit of the skill training on the skill of tailoring. All the 30 participants acquired the required amount of training to enable them to start with their self-employment in rural villages for the economic growth and future sustenance.
  • MILK CORPORATIVE SOCIETIES:Milk corporative societies brought into existence through the intervention of our organisation in project villages Adaganti & Chikkajambur during earlier period are also functioning effectively with an annual turn over of Rs. 3,40,000/- in total. These cooperative societies activities are fully monitored and maintained by the women fok of the project villages.
  • The Governing body of these cooperative societies meetings are also being conducted regularly. Recently one more milk cooperative society has been came into existence at Bidarakoppa village in the same Taluk with 25 members with and turn over of Rs.10,000/- during the reporting period.
  • Out of 15 SEDC?s - Socio ?economic Development Clubs functioning in the project villages the 15 SEDCs were formulated and brought into existence for factual functioning under the norms of SEDC which consists of in total 150 + 150 Male and female representation and 150 + 150 Male and female representation during the reporting period in 15 project villages and all the SEDCs were functioning for the cause for which it is meant with proper and adequate representation. This program is supported by the NABARD - Bangalore and attended by Dr. R.M. Kummur, DGM NABARD - Bangalore, Mr. Venkatesha Udupa, AGM - NABARD - Shimoga. Mr. K.L.Vinay, AGM (DDO) - NABARD - Bangalore.
Although the practice of agriculture is essential for human health, careless and inappropriate agricultural practices can degrade and contaminate natural resources and in so doing, harm human health. Modified agricultural practices can help mitigate these problems. These impacts can affect human health directly or, via reduced food security, indirectly. In a bi-directional link, these food security and health outcomes feed back to affect agricultural practices.In view of the above context PARIVARTHANA is promoting an integrated Natural Resources Management programme to develop and maintain an ecological balance in the region through a partnership approach with the community and the forest department.
This is achieved through:
  • Organising trainings / workshops in the project area on environment issues like protection of local forest through community and forest department participation and partnership.
  • A number of shramadan camps were conducted for developing appropriate block level agro forestry plantations and avenue tree plantations. The required plants were raised in nurseries and planted in common areas of the villages and in school gardens.
  • World environment day is observed every year in the project villages to create awareness on environmental concerns and a massive tree planting programme is organized.
  • Joint forest planning and management: The eco-restoration project is implemented through the Joint Forest Planning and Management project. The Village Forest Committees (VFC) formed implements these activities. The follow up activities of the JEPM Project handled is being monitored through the intervention of the organization with the target group. The activities of the all the 10 VFC?s in 10 project villages are also monitored in a time schedule.
  • In addition to this the entry point activities and environment activities under this program in the project villages Kadenandihalli and Huliganakoppa is being initiated as per the new revival of KFD ? Govt. of Karnataka under JBIC Project.
  • The society has promoted watershed development and natural resource management programs and in this program the organization has given much importance to protection of soil, moisture and soil fertility, harvesting of rain water, protecting forest products, bund sowing, vermin compost, green manure, minimizing chemical fertilizers, practicing alternate cropping and recharging methods of ground water.
  • The society has promoted watershed development and natural resource management programs and in this program the organization has given much importance to protection of soil, moisture and soil fertility, harvesting of rain water, protecting forest products, bund sowing, vermin compost, green manure, minimizing chemical fertilizers, practicing alternate cropping and recharging methods of ground water.
  • The EROPEAN UNIAN / GERMAN AGRO ACTION supported a project and entered into an agreement with this organization by their Nodal Agency OUT REACH ? Bangalore on 01-01-2007 such project is of the type of Sustainable Agriculture ?PARTIIPATORY AND INTEGRATED WATERSHED DEVELOPMENT IN DROUGHT PRONE REGIONS OF SOUTH INDIA? vide the Nodal Agency sanction letter No. AS 1183 / IND /1156 ? 06 for a project funds of Rs. 5,13,890/- for a duration of 02 years[01-01-2006 TO 31-12-2008].
  • The Watershed Development Department?SHIMOGA supported a project and entered into an agreement with this organization on 01-07-2007 such project is of the type of Sustainable Agriculture ?SUJALA-II [RIDF] Prime Minister Relief Package(PMRP)?It is Govt of India project,financial loan supported by NABARD to the Govt of India, this project monitored through the state govt, implemented by our organization . vide the Nodal Agency sanction letter No. AS 1183 / IND /1156 ? 06 for a project funds of Rs.82,13,890/- for a duration of 05 years[01-07-2008 to 30-06-2013].
SL.NO Project Title Supporting Agency No.of Village No.o SHG No.of WDC/CIGs No.of Farmer Total Land,Hct
1 Integrated Watershed Development EU / GAA ? Germany, OUTREACH,-BLORE 01 03 01 45 40 Hct
2 SUJALA-II [RIDF] Watershed Development Department [GoK] 20 84 11 5000 4000 Hct
  • The society also worked on behalf of the government on youth movement in the district by that young generation has been encouraged to join hands in the development
  • The Ministry of Youth affairs & Sports, New Delhi a skill of Tailoring training has been organized and accomplished duly making rearing center at Adaganti centralized project village. In this program 30 youth (female) from the surrounding villages took part for duration of six months and acquired through knowledge on the skill of Tailoring, which made them to suffice the need of self-employment in rural village to supplement their economic growth.
  • In addition to this the youth of the rural project villages were motivated an inspired with the cultural programs like stage play, Drama, folk dances and heritage preservation, exposure for better understanding were also induced by the organization to promote youth development in the project villages. This program has been supported by the NYK-Shimoga and through the community contributions.
  • A similar program under the clause of Vocational Training has been organized in the village Chikkajambur in which 30 participants (Youth ? Female) were participated and availed the benefit of Tailoring training to suffice their need of trained in the sub employment in rural villages. This program has been supported by IGSSS New Delhi / Bangalore, NYK Shimoga.
The poor suffer from far higher levels of ill health, mortality, and malnutrition than do the better-off; and their inadequate health is one of the factors keeping them poor or for their being poor in the first place. The health of the poor must thus be a matter of major concern for everyone committed to equitable development, from policy makers to service providers.
The health programme covers all families.It covers preventive, curative and referral aspects.Health education forms an important part of this intervention.The health curriculum has been upgraded with the help of a heath professional.The topics covered are child imunization, cancer, skin diseases, AIDS, leprosy, family planning, mental health and hygiene, balanced diet during pregnancy, RTI & menstruation and related problems.
  • The timely Health services have made an important contribution to improved health conditions among disadvantaged groups.
  • A comprehensive community health programme is being implemented by creating health awareness and providing health facilities. The people of the project area are backward in terms of social, education and economical status, are easily susceptible to superstitions. Another objective of the project is to address the health of the community by generating awareness.
  • Awareness programs were organized with the cooperation of Health department of the state government and local private medical practitioners.
  • We are preparing the next generation of mothers in the project villages through education, health services and nutrition programs for girls. We work in partnership with government agencies and local organizations to ensure that girls from poor communities go to school and stay in school.
  • Health issues are focused around immunization, safe motherhood, and reduction of child marriage, prevention from HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and other diseases that involve water born diseases. rural sanitation, mother and child health, nutritional food to the children, immunization to all the children and the facilities of the government in eradication of malaria, leprosy, polio, tuberculosis, promoting small family norms and organizing community health check up camps for the benefit of the weaker sections.
  • Linkages have been established with the local NGOs, Government departments, Integrated Child Development programme, primary and sub health centers.
  • The awareness training on the concept of community health has been imparted to the 276 rural women f(SHG Members ) from 10 project villages availed the benefit of awareness on community health. The above program has been supported by the IGSSS ? New Delhi and in the program the concept on community health, personal hygiene, RCH component, prevention of HIV/AIDS were disseminated to the participants. The resource persons attended in the program were of the medical and paramedical staff of the State Health Department apart from experts in the discipline and involving experienced and trained persons from the implementing agency.
  • On prevention of HIV/AIDS awareness program to the high school students amounting to 150 & 50 in the Bilakki and Sudambi village in Shikaripura Taluk of Shimoga and Byadgi Taluk of Haveri Districts respectively with the support and involvement of SEDC and SHG members of the respective villages.
  • One more program of prevention of HIV/AIDS to the SHG and SEDC members comprising 90 & 85 in the Bilakki and Sudambi village in Shikaripura Taluk of Shimoga and Byadgi Taluk of Haveri Districts respectively were organized and conducted with the support and involvement of SEDC and SHG members in Bilakki village and with the support of the State Bank of Mysore, Sudambi Branch. in Sudambi village. In this program the deadly consequences o the STD/ HIV / AIDS were focused.
  • The total direct beneficiaries in this program is 5131 apart from making the entire ten rural villages population as in direct beneficiaries on the ideology of RCH. The entire program has been implemented with the collaboration and support of Govt. Health Department Officials with the participation and involvement of the target group community.


  1. Grant Assistance Award 2007-2008
  2. Swami Vivekananda National Samaj Ratna Award 2007
  3. Kittur Rani Channamma Award 2004-05
  4. Micro Finance Process Excellence Award 2006
  5. India Leader For Tomorrow award 2003
  6. Rajiv Gandhi Environment award 2003 – 2004
  7. Shadaksharappa & Tara Charities - USA Award 2002
  8. ‘Dist Youth Club Award 1996-97

Events at a Glance

PARIVARTHANA is a registered organization established in the year 1994 having an aim to serve the community in terms of social, economical, education and environment promotional activities and to build a good socially responsible society. It aimed to look for the development of the rural poor, empower them towards their sustainability.