Summary
Socio-Economic and Educational Development Society (SEEDS)
Livelihood
Agriculture
Estd: 1994
Used for Beneficiaries: 89%
Address : No. 6/1156/2, Second floor, JK Complex, EB Colony, Paramathy Road, Namakkal 637001. Tamil Nadu
Email :  seedsmadurai@gmail.com
Web-site : www.seedsgreen.org
Telephone : +91 4286 285287
Donor Contact : Mr. A. Ramachandran / 91 9488224287 / seeds2@rediffmail.com
Financial Score
Rs, Y/E March 31
Income & Expenditure Statement201320142015
Income From
Government Sources0080,000
Institutional Sources000
Foreign Sources00656,594
Donations197,500489,000738,375
Sales/Fees496,560200,950583,874
Interest/Dividend4,942430,2823,262
Other Income000
Total Income (A)699,0021,120,2322,062,105
Expenses For
Direct Programme Activities109,238570,4251,370,368
Programme Staff Cost146,000210,150374,826
Travel Expenses15,57421,28572,000
Direct Programme Expenses270,812801,8601,817,194
Fund Raising Expenses000
General Staff Cost09,30072,000
Overhead Expenses421,16575,26277,195
Depreciation79,96177,45771,298
Other Expenses/Transfer0145,0000
Total Expenditure (B)771,9381,108,8792,037,687
Surplus / (Deficit) (A-B)-72,93611,35324,418
Balance Sheet201320142015
Assets
Fixed Assets1,333,1851,347,0281,195,730
Current Assets (excl. Cash)2,165,4602,276,9322,135,131
Cash/Bank 24,19021,70027,416
Investments000
Accumulated Deficits000
Total Assets3,522,8353,645,6603,358,277
Liabilities
Corpus / Share Capital000
General Funds1,383,3751,394,7281,419,146
Earmarked Funds000
Loans2,139,4602,250,9321,939,131
Current Liabilities000
Total Liabilities3,522,8353,645,6603,358,277
Other Details201320142015
Direct Beneficiaries (Nos)467302455
Indirect Beneficiaries (Nos)9508541,200
Cost Per Direct Beneficiary (Rs) - Actual6,7453,7984,100
Number of Staff468
Highest Salary (Rs p.a.)36,00060,00084,000
Lowest Salary (Rs p.a.)36,00030,00030,000
Regd. under : The Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act, 1975
Auditor : K. C. S. Associates
Bankers : Canara Bank

Donor tax benefits : No Tax Benefit
Eligible for foreign donations : Yes

Trustees/Directors/Managing Committee:
Mr. N. Nithyasangary, President Ms. M. Selvi, Vice President
Mr. A. Ramachandran, Secretary Mr. S. Paulraju, Joint Secretary
Ms. A. Amutha, Treasurer Mr. A. Muthukrishnan, Member
Mr. R. Balachandar, Member

Source : Audit Report 2015

Financial Note : 1) In FY15, income from Government sources includes grants received from Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development and Nehru Yuva Kendra. 2) In FY15, income from Foreign sources mainly includes grants received from Rights Sharing of World Resources, USA and 1% Club, Netherlands. 3) Sales/Fees include interest on loans recovered from Self-Help Groups, Training Centre rent, Service Charges from volunteers, etc. 4) The NGO has provided overall amounts spent on various projects but not a detailed breakdown. 5) In FY14, Grant written off taken in Other Expenses.

NGO Profile :
Socio-Economic and Educational Development Society (SEEDS) was founded in 1994 in Tamil Nadu. SEEDS works in areas like bio-diversity, sustainable agriculture, health & hygiene, water and sanitation, economic empowerment through family farming practices and providing know-how and capacity building skills.

Their activities include:

  • Country Poultry Programme: With the support of Right Sharing of World Resources-USA, SEEDS provides training in animal rearing and helps farmers to get funding for backyard poultry rearing.For the development and empowerment of tribal women, SEEDS takes initiatives to eradicate poverty, stop migration, and improve income levels through this project.
  • New Business Model for cultivation of Azolla: With the support of 1% Club-Netherlands, a New Business Model (NBM) has been developed for creating a sustainable business for the fair-trade production of Azolla fern. Azolla is a water plant which can be used as fodder for livestock and also as a bio-fertilizer. The aim of this NBM is enhancing the socio-economic situation of selected women by providing them with seeds, polythene bags, construction materials, other equipment and technical support.
  • Tribal Entrepreneurship & Rights Programme: With the support of the Government, training programmes on Lantana craft furniture making are conducted by SEEDS. On completion of the training, the beneficiaries are provided support to start their own business. Also, workshops are conducted for creating awareness of tribal rights and various government schemes.
  • Trade Related Entrepreneurship Programme for Women Empowerment (TREAD scheme): Training sessions are organised for providing rural women knowledge on local ingredients, packing, preservation and marketing. SEEDS also helped these trained women to get credit through local banks.
  • Agriculture & Climate Change Programme: SEEDS organizes workshops on Climate Change Research for farmers to discuss issues relating to farming techniques, micro-irrigation technologies, community projects and group action.
  • Outreach Programme: SEEDS runs outreach programmes for aged persons and also persons with disabilities. This includes awareness of government schemes, guidance and counselling, platform for sharing knowledge and expertise, etc.
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