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About Us

  • Genesis
  • Vision & Mission
  • Implementation
  • Geographical Presence
  • Achievements


Coodu Trust emerged in year 2000 based on the motivation of a few young and dynamic likeminded persons and professionals.

Coodu Trust emerged in year 2000 based on the motivation of a few young and dynamic likeminded persons and professionals who pledged to do efficient, constructive and everlasting social development work for the under privileged of the society to develop self-sufficient and self-reliant communities. Coodu Trust is a not for profit voluntary organization to undertake charitable, educational and development activities for the welfare of downtrodden and marginalized needy people of society.

We have undertaken watershed programmes in 14 districts of Tamil Nadu and various social development projects in 30 districts. Over the years Coodu Trust emerged as one of the leading NGO in rural development activities in Tamil Nadu especially on community organization, capacity building, research, Monitoring & Evaluation and documentation on various rural development issues. We are implementing projects in Watershed Development, Women Development, Self Help Groups (SHGs), Micro-Credits, Agriculture and Organic farming, Health, Skill Development, Research and Documentation works.


We fulfil our vision by establishing rapport and close relationship with Government Departments and likeminded Organisations. We work in close coordination with Rural Development Department and help DRDAs in 14 districts in Tamil Nadu in Implementing SGSY, watershed development, Total sanitation programmes.

In these 14 districts we have undertaken training for Panchayat presidents Panchayat Union Counsellors, Panchayat ward members, SHG members and community leaders on Governance Process and empowerment in Panchayat Raj Institutions under Rural Development programs like Swarnajayanti Gram SwarojgarYojana (SGSY), MahalirThittam (socio-economic empowerment programme for women through SHGs), Tamil Nadu Corporation for Development of Women Ltd, Integrated Watershed Development Programme (IWDP), Drought Prone Areas Programme (DPAP), National Watershed Development Project for Rain fed Areas (NWDPRA), Tamil Nadu Irrigated Agriculture Modernization and Water Bodies Restoration and Management (TNIAMWARM) , TANSACS, NREGA, Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage Board (TWAD Board) and Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC).

Coodu Trust also works in coordination with Agricultural Engineering Department, Agriculture Department, Horticulture Department, Forest Department, Health Department and Tourism Department, Government of Tamil Nadu. We also work with reputed organizations like Gandhigram Rural University, Krishi VikanKendras (KVK), Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), Tamil Nadu State Rural Livelihoods Mission (TNSRLM), Aajeevika, National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), Agriculture Skill Council of India (ASCI) and networks of Non-Government organizations.

Coodu Trust is adequately equipped with qualified resource team and sufficient modern training tools for effective handling of grass root level programmes such as Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA), Capacity Building Trainings and Exposure visit. We have conducted trainings on Social Economical and Development concepts and have trained Panchayat Presidents, Panchayat Union Counsellors, watershed Committee chairman and members in these 14 districts. Most of these trainings have been conducted in co- ordination with the respective DRDAs.

Geographical Presence& Funding Support

  • Collectorates / District Collectors
    30 districts
  • District Rural Development Agency (DRDA)
    13 Districts
    (Dindigul, Madurai, Karur, Tirunelveli, Salem, Namakkal, Theni, Tiruvallur, Kanchipuram, Virudhunagar, Perambalur, Sivagangai & Trichy)
  • Agricultural Engineering Department
    9 Districts
    (Dindigul, Karur, Trichy, Madurai, Tirunelveli, Namakkal, Salem, Sivagangai, & Tiruvallur)
  • Agriculture Department
    13 districts
    (Dindigul, Madurai, Karur, Tirunelveli, Salem, Namakkal, Theni, Tiruvallur, Kanchipuram, Virudhunagar, Perambalur, Sivagangai & Trichy)
  • Horticulture Department
  • Forest Department
  • Public Works Department (PWD)
  • Water Resource Department (WRD)
    Virudhunagar & Tirunelveli
  • Tourism Department
    Sivagangai & Ramnad
  • Council for Advancement of People’s Action and Rural Technology (CAPART), Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India./span>
    Karur, Dindigul
  • RashriyaMahilaKosh (RMK), Ministry of Women and Child Development
  • National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), Agriculture Skill Council of India (ASCI)
    All Districts of Karur
  • National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Government of India.
  • Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Government of India / Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage Board (TWAD Board)
    Dindigul & Cuddalore
  • National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)
  • Tamil Nadu State Rural Livelihoods Mission (TNSRLM)
    Dindigul, Trichy, Perambalur, Namakkal & Karur

Major Achievements

Cumulative figures of activities over the period of since 2000
No of districts worked so far 30 districts in Tamil Nadu
No of blocks covered so far 86 blocks
No of Panchayats involved so far 534 Panchayats
Total number of beneficiaries in all the above activities 38,16,091

Thematic areas Programmes Geographical Area
Watershed Development(Community Organising & Training) Integrated Waste Land Development Programmes (IWDP) 12 districts (227 watersheds)
Tamilnadu Comprehensive Waste Land Development Programmes (TNCWDP) 6 districts(127 watersheds)
Drought Prone Area Programmes (DPAP) 6 districts(105 watersheds)
National Watershed Development Project for Rain fed Areas (NWDPRA) 2 districts(20 watersheds)
Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Preparation of Watersheds maps in 14 Districts of Tamil Nadu based on Cartographical method 479 village Panchayats
Separate Decision making software on VB.NET platform without ArcGIS software support – Emergency Response Management and Information System (ERMIS) development. Madurai Corporation
Cadastral level base map preparation in Virudhunagar District of Tamil Nadu 257 villages
Women Development Self Help Group(SHGs) formation 1644 SHGs in 11 districts
Capacity Building Trainings
* Accounts Management
* SHG management
* Trainers of training (ToT) programmes
2696 beneficiaries
Skill development Trainings
* Medicinal plants collection and marketing
* Techniques in medicinal plants processing and pro-curing
* Marketing medicinal plants through credit linkages with local banks
* Mushroom Cultivation and Marketing
* Value addition Agro-Products
18592 beneficiaries
Income generation programmes (IGP)
* Tailoring
* Hollow blocks making
* Brick making
* Cement block making
* Low cost sanitary products
* Mason training
* Mushroom cultivation
* Vermi composting
* Nursery
* Soap making
* Food processing
* Petty trades
2168 beneficiaries
Farmers Capacity Building Trainings
* Participatory Irrigation Management (PIM)
5644 beneficiaries
Livestock development * Milch animals
* Goat & Sheep
1202 beneficiaries
Environment * Environmental awareness training for Elected representatives and PLF leaders 414 Panchayats
Education * Non-formal education in for the school drop outs 232 Panchayats
Health & HIV/AIDS Awareness meetings for women SHG members 11 districts
Sanitation Awareness programmes on Total Sanitation Campaigns (TSC) 7 districts
Construction of individual household latrines 18,523
Research Socio-economic survey (SES) 332 Panchayats