Village Development Centre
SECTOR: Livelihood
SUB SECTOR: Services
% Spent on beneficiaries
Financial Score:
Age: 37 Years
Tax Benefit: 50%
Foreign donations:
Location(s): Work in progress.
Issues Addressed:
Work in progress.
Supported by:
Work in progress.
Key Trustees:
Ms. S. P. Rani, President
Mr. K. R. Raju, Secretary
Ms. G. Tamilselvi, Treasurer
Ms. Josphin Jayanthi, Member
Sector Comparison:
Beneficiary Spend:
Average: 81.3% Highest: 99.3% Lowest: 9.5%
Average: Rs2 cr Highest: Rs39 cr Lowest: Rs1 lac
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Village Development Centre (VDC) was established in 1984 to mobilize and motivate the poor population of the Tiruchirappalli district in Tamil Nadu towards empowerment.

Some of their projects are:

  • Project of NABFINS: VDC is a Business Correspondent (BC) of NABARD Financial Services Ltd (NABFINS), Bangalore, a subsidiary of NABARD. They provide micro credit directly to the women groups promoted by VDC. During the last reporting period, NABFINS supported micro credit to 58 women Self-Help Groups (SHG) worth Rs1.66 crore through their regular group rating process. The women groups make timely repayments. To equip women group leaders and members, VDC organises SHG management trainings. Further, village level trainings are organised for the newly formed women groups.
  • Project of Rastriya Mahila Kosh (RMK): With the support of RMK, New Delhi, a wing of Women and Child Department, a government entity, VDC supported micro credit facilities to women SHGs for establishing micro-enterprises for self-employment and income generation practises (IGP) through the RMK revolving loan scheme. The supported women have established their own trades like petty shops, renting house hold utensils for functions, mini hotels, cattle farms, milk vending, readymade garments, artificial gem polishing, tailoring, hollow block production, vegetable vending, education, and agricultural development activities. The SHGs are also trained in accounting & book keeping, insurance and social security rights, bank linkages, financial literacy, bank account opening, etc.
  • Project of Canara Bank: VDC conducts special trainings for group leaders, supports various developmental trainings, and conducts health awareness camps and micro enterprise opportunities for group members, in coordination with Canara Bank. It has supported women SHGs in income generating activities like tailoring, caring for cattle, and agricultural trades.
  • Tribal Development Programme: VDC organises village level meetings to promote the livelihood of tribals in the targeted areas for enhancing their skills in artificial jewel making, tree plantation, promotion of minor millets, education of children, health and sanitation aspects. VRDP, Salem is supporting this project in coalition with Tribal Association for Fifth Schedule Campaign (TAFSC). 
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Source : Audit Report 2015