Bijapur Integrated Rural Development Society (BIRDS)
SECTOR: Development
SUB SECTOR: Community Development
UN Sustainable Development Goal:
Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities
% Spent on beneficiaries
Financial Score:
Age: 32 Years
Tax Benefit: 50%
Foreign donations:
Location(s): Karnataka
Issues Addressed:
Drought; Water & soil conservation; Rehabilitation & Resettlement; Disabilities; etc.
Supported by:
The Association for People with Disabilities, Bengaluru; Karnataka Road Development Corporation Limited, Bengaluru; Deshpande Foundation, Hubli; The National Trust, New Delhi.
Key Trustees:
Prof. C.G.Hawaldar, Chairman Dr. Mallanna Nagaral, President Ms. Vijayalakshmi Tatrani, Vice President Ms. Gurunagouda Totager, Vice President Ms. Muttakka Bhavikatti, Vice President
Sector Comparison:
Beneficiary Spend:
Average: 83.6% Highest: 100.0% Lowest: 9.5%
Average: Rs86 lac Highest: Rs9 cr Lowest: Rs45,032
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Integrated development of rural poor
  • BIRDS has been working with vulnerable target groups like landless, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (SC/STs) and marginal farmers in backward areas of Karnataka. It also works to improve the condition of people with disabilities especially children with hearing defects and infants with growth problems. Resettlement and rehabilitation of families displaced due to road widening projects is another activity of BIRDS.
  • Programs: i) Service for people with disabilities: Their intervention includes identification and assessment of children with hearing disabilities, creating opportunities for their inclusive education and networking with Government officials for supply of hearing aids. ii) Relief and Rehabilitation in Road Widening: The NGO remains responsible for the development of a comprehensive livelihood system to facilitate the project affected persons (PAPs) in association with World Bank assisted by Karnataka State Highways. iii) People's Participatory Integrated Project: BIRDS works in collaboration with the Karnataka Watershed Department and has successfully implemented projects on water shed in multiple districts of the state.
  • Outcome: In FY 2017-18, BIRDS worked with 176 children with hearing defects and 114 children were covered under Early intervention and Education program. 1342 farmers benefitted under the Relief and Rehabilitation project. 200 farm ponds were constructed under the Watershed project.
2 lac
7 lac
Source : Audit Report 2020