Sankalpa Rural Development Society (SRDS)
Water Management
Estd: 2008
Used for Beneficiaries: 91%
Address : Deshpande Foundation Building, B. V. B. Engineering College Campus, Vidyanagar, Hubli 580031. Karnataka
Email :
Web-site :
Telephone : +91 836 2378500
Donor Contact : Mr. Sikandar M. / +91 9986840730 /
Financial Score
Rs, Y/E March 31
Income & Expenditure Statement201320142015
Income From
Government Sources204,174480,000162,200
Institutional Sources542,8171,724,1283,017,394
Foreign Sources1,607,5151,094,1783,266,056
Other Income11,45000
Total Income (A)2,705,0733,435,1946,464,840
Expenses For
Direct Programme Activities1,274,4961,191,0392,435,215
Programme Staff Cost1,126,9131,738,7972,959,113
Travel Expenses192,72162,459211,905
Direct Programme Expenses2,594,1302,992,2955,606,233
Fund Raising Expenses10000
General Staff Cost000
Overhead Expenses147,118215,023491,609
Other Expenses/Transfer000
Total Expenditure (B)2,778,2663,266,5536,160,565
Surplus / (Deficit) (A-B)-73,193168,641304,275
Balance Sheet201320142015
Fixed Assets367,297331,777297,766
Current Assets (excl. Cash)151,10019,10099,088
Cash/Bank 8,600295,417641,397
Accumulated Deficits73,19300
Total Assets600,190646,2941,038,251
Corpus / Share Capital000
General Funds217,555313,004617,278
Earmarked Funds000
Current Liabilities134,439178,919256,075
Total Liabilities600,190646,2941,038,251
Other Details201320142015
Direct Beneficiaries (Nos)46153545
Indirect Beneficiaries (Nos)230600700
Cost Per Direct Beneficiary (Rs) - Actual7,5007,5007,500
Number of Staff232529
Highest Salary (Rs p.a.)180,000216,000264,000
Lowest Salary (Rs p.a.)78,00078,00078,000
Regd. under : The Karnataka Societies Registration Act, 1960
Auditor : S. B. Shetty & Co.
Bankers : IDBI Bank

Donor tax benefits : 80G 50%
Eligible for foreign donations : Yes

Trustees/Directors/Managing Committee:
Mr. Sunil Kurahatti, Member
Mr. Prakash Ganiger, Member
Ms. Girija Akki, Member
Mr. Sharanappagouda, Member
Mr. Shivappa Bandi, Member
Mr. Allasab Mulagund, Member

Source : Audit Report 2015

Financial Note : 1) SRDS has been receiving support from the Deshpande Foundation for their work on Borewell recharge through rain water harvesting. In FY15, SRDS also received support from ADM Agro Industries India Pvt Ltd (Rs842,265). 2) In FY15, increase in income from Foreign sources is because SRDS has received Rs21.2 lakhs from Fidelity and Rs11.5 lakhs from Kakatiya Sand Box (funded by Deshpande Foundation).

NGO Profile :
Sankalpa Rural Development Society (SRDS) is an NGO founded by Mr. Sikandar Meeranayak in 2008. It serves the people in Karnataka & Maharashtra. SRDS's focus is rainwater harvesting using modern techniques, thereby helping to solve the problem of water scarcity in rural and urban communities.

The NGO’s mission is to restore ground water using water harvesting systems like borewell recharging. This is achieved by sensitising the community members and conducting awareness drives in drought prone villages. The NGO’s vision/goal is to end water scarcity in India by 2020. With financial assistance from Deshpande Foundation and Sri Satya Sai Trust, SRDS has built more than 150 bore well structures in Haveri, Shiggaon and Savanur districts in Karnataka, and also in Aurangabad and Sangli, Maharashtra. In FY15, the NGO received support from Fidelity, USA.

Farmers Technology Transfer Fund (FTTF) was launched to conduct the following activities: (i) Conducting Gram Sabhas for imparting information on borewell recharge and the use of technology, (ii) Capacity building training for farmers on borewell recharge through rain water harvesting, (iii) Exposure visits for more than 1,000 farmers from different villages, and (iv) Wall paintings on borewells.

SRDS's founder, Mr. Sikandar Meernayak, devised a method to reduce the cost of constructing borewells by 60% in rural areas and 50% in urban areas. The technique used by SRDS to recharge and conserve a water table involves digging up a large pond and directing rainwater to this catchment pond through a series of trenches and piping. This channelled water from ponds is then streamed out to a percolation pit to replenish the water tables and aquifers. This technique is cost-effective, eco-friendly and can be customised to the needs of farmers. 

To create awareness about water conservation in the minds of villagers and farmers, SRDS paints pictures depicting water saving on the walls of hutments. In FY15, the NGO made wall paintings in 67 villages.

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