India Community Development Service Society (ICDSS), registered in in 1983 was set up with the main focus to empower the marginalized sections of the Indian society and provide them opportunities to find Social Justice, equity and sustainable development in a society where no one remains hungry, unemployed, exploited and illiterate.
Their programs include:
1.Skills Development Programme: This program aims to reach out to children living in slums, especially those that have completed class 10th and have found no decent employment opportunities due to lack of relevant skills desired by the industry. ICDSS focuses on teaching computer knowledge, Spoken English, basic retail management, personality development, life skills and telecommunication knowledge to under privileged section youths and also to provide them job placements.
2. Horticultural Survey in Chikkaballapura District: Supported by the Director, Department of Horticulture, Government of Karnataka. The working areas are 4 Talukas of Chikkabalapura. Activities include collection of household data.
3. CSR Projects: Various CSR projects such as social forestry program where ICDSS has planted over 106 saplings in 3 villages, Medical camps, where About 7 specialists from various departments treated 276 community patients and 105 school students. Also programs such as Adult Literacy Programme, Waste segregation, Backyard kitchen i.e growing vegetables in the backyard were conducted
4. Project on rain water harvesting and preventing fluorosis: The public appreciated about the awareness program on water and fluorosis. About 4500 persons from 15 villages were sensitized on rainwater harvesting. The programme reached out to about 34 Grama panchayath elected members, 230 school children, and 150 youths group members.
5. Karnataka Urban Water Supply Modernization Project: This program aims at providing support for 24x7 water supply in villages, also broad support and consensus for upscaling and solve disputes and concern regarding this matter with the stakeholders. ICDSS also aims to set up institutional forums for interaction and consultation with stakeholders and for conflict resolution.