Rural Development

More than 70% of India's population lives in rural areas and many of them, below the poverty line. Only about 15% of the benefits of the developmental programmes of the government manage to percolate to the rural masses.

As an NGO in the developmental sector, MCDS also focuses its efforts towards development of rural communities. MCDS reaches out to 40 villages in Chengalpetu district and is carried out in partnership with FIDES India.

Programmes includes:
  • Preparation and marketing of indigenous medicines
  • Preparation & distribution of liquid manure & natural compost manure
  • Formation of model dairy and agricultural farms
  • Formation of self-help-groups (SHGs) for women
  • Training of women community leaders Involving women in various Community oriented programmes
  • Health care, awareness on health and social problems
  • Evening classes for children