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Action for Rural Development Society (ARDS)

Sector: Livelihood
Sub Sector: Services
Tax Deduction: 50% u/s 80G of The Income Tax Act, 1961
FCRA:

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% Spent on Beneficiaries

96%
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Year of Establishment : 1997
Registered Address : H.No. 9-147 Gandhi Nagar, Nalgonda 508213, Andhra Pradesh
Presence :
Website : https://N. A.
Email : ards.97@gmail.com
Telephone : +91 +91 9440155869
Donor Contact : Mr. Khaja Khairath Ali / +91 9440155869 / ards.97@gmail.com
Registered Under : Societies Registration Act, 1997
Auditor : Chalapathi Reddy & Co.
Bankers : State Bank of India, Bank of India, Andhra Pradesh Grameena Vikas Bank
Trustees/Directors/Managing Committee: : Details awaited

Some of their activities in 2015-16 were:

  • Watershed Development Fund: ARDS adopted 26 villages to develop agriculture, livelihood, afforestation, nursery, horticulture, irrigation and sewage systems.
  • SRI Paddy Program: Under the agricultural development activity they organized the SRI program in Devarakonda Mandal of Nalgonda district.
  • Computer Training Centre: ARDS set up a center for providing free computer training to poor youth. The society trained 318 members during the year who now work at various public and private sector organizations as data entry operators and computer technicians.
  • Tailoring and Embroidery: 112 people were trained in tailoring and embroidery as livelihood development skills.
  • Beautician Training Program: 48 members were trained in cosmetology to help ensure a means of livelihood in Devarakonda Mandal.
  • APNA awareness meeting: This was held at the village level for increasing awareness amongst the villagers of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS).
  • Mid-day meals program: Mid-day meals program was implemented in Z.P.H.S, P.A Pally village.
  • Environment Forest Awareness Program: 350 members participated in this awareness program to learn about the benefits of plantations, protection of environment in Achamma Kunta Thanda watershed villages.
  • Swachh Bharath Program: The NGO conducted Swachh Bharath Program in Jarpula thanda village of Achamma kunta thanda Watershed village in Devarakonda Mandal. In this program awareness was given on cleaning of street roads and keeping the neighbourhood clean for better health of everyone.
  • AIDS Awareness and Pulse Polio Immunization Camps: Camps were organized to increase awareness about AIDS and for immunizing around 104 children from polio.
  • World Water Day Program: A rally was organized with school children to create awareness about the importance of water and to educate them on ways to save water.

Women’s Day Program: To celebrate Women’s Day, the organization conducted quiz competition, cooking competition and games for women.

FY 2014 (₹) FY 2015 (₹) FY 2016 (₹)
Income
Government Sources 3,097,000 2,642,580 901,400
Foreign Sources - - -
Institutional Sources 204,000 1,000 -
General Donations 409,200 473,930 374,192
Sales/Fees - - -
Interest/Dividend 145,319 115,022 70,830
Other Income - - -
Total Income (A) 3,855,519 3,232,532 1,346,422
 
Expenditure
Direct Program Activities 447,189 155,930 233,542
Program Staff Cost 2,281,650 3,264,030 2,232,850
Travel Expenses 99,782 72,000 63,400
Direct Program Expenses 2,728,839 3,419,960 2,466,392
Fund Raising Expenses - - -
General Staff Cost - - -
Overhead Expenses 197,521 292,294 91,735
Depreciation 3,525 1,737 986
Other Expenses/Transfers - - -
Total Expenditure (B) 3,029,667 3,785,991 2,622,513
 
Surplus / Deficit (A-B) 825,852 -553,459 -1,276,091
Assets
Fixed Assets 7,517 5,779 4,794
Current Assets 15,577 15,577 21,756
Cash And Bank 1,403,926 709,205 227,920
Total Current Assets 1,427,020 730,561 254,470
Investments 1,000,000 800,000 -
Accumulated Deficits - - 205,530
Total Assets 2,427,020 1,530,561 460,000
 
Liabilities
Trust Corpus - - -
General Funds 1,624,020 1,070,561 -
Earmarked Funds - - -
Unutilized Grants - - -
Total 1,624,020 1,070,561 -
Loans 803,000 460,000 460,000
Loans (From Members) - - -
Current Liabilities - - -
Other Liabilities - - -
Total Liabilities 2,427,020 1,530,561 460,000
1) TDS Receivable is included in Current Assets.
2) Fixed Deposits are taken under Investments.
FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016
Beneficiary Details
Direct Beneficiaries (nos.) 1,226 805 -
Indirect Beneficiaries (nos.) 366 250 -
Average Cost per Direct Beneficiary (₹) - - -
Staff Details
No. of Staff 21 24 -
Number of Consultants - - -
Number Of Volunteers 6 3 -
Total 27 27 -
Highest Paid Full-Time Staff (₹ p.a.) 180,000 216,000 -
Lowest Paid Full-Time Staff (₹ p.a.) 18,000 18,000 -
NGO Name Sector Sub Sector Location % Spent on Beneficiaries Income (₹) Expense (₹)
Action for Rural Development Society (ARDS) Livelihood Services Andhra Pradesh 96 1,346,422 2,622,513
Kherwadi Social Welfare Association (Yuva Parivartan) Livelihood Vocational Training Maharashtra 95 163,087,824 162,476,171
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Sumruddhi Trust Livelihood Self Help Groups - Women Maharashtra 93 688,559 703,700
Sita Devi Foundation Livelihood Financial Inclusion Delhi 91 1,357,079 1,343,079
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ETASHA Society Livelihood Vocational Training Delhi 80 37,693,394 55,052,696
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Outreach Association of Volunteers for Rural Development Livelihood Comprehensive Karnataka 79 24,575,785 26,071,792


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