Impact of Non- Governmental Organisation in The Socio-Economic Development of Rural Lives; A Case Study of Vosard
1Lijo K Joseph, 2 Dr. Vidhya N
1Reseach Scholar, College of Social Science and Humanities, Srinivas University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India.
2Assistant Professor, College of Social Science and Humanities, Srinivas University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India.
DOI : https://doi.org/10.47191/ijsshr/v4-i10-24

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Non-Governmental Organizations plays an important role in the development sector through participatory people cooperation. NGOs are widely recognized for filling the gaps created by governments' failure to satisfy the needs of the poorest residents in developing countries. The number of activities undertaken by NGOs has widened in the near future. It may range from awareness creation to much broad range of activities which includes humanitarian issues, developmental aid and sustainable development. Many organizations also participate in the actual administration of conservation areas, assisting in the promotion of community or individual action, as well as campaigning for more government and corporate sector accountability. Present Article focuses on effectiveness of nongovernmental organizations in rural growth through a case study directed on VOSARD (Voluntary Organization for Social Action and Rural Development), a NGO situated in Idukki district, Kerala. Major rural development programmes undertaken by the NGOs in their areas included community development programmes, agricultural programmes, human resource management and development activities, micro financing, industrial and trade programmes.


Non-Governmental Organisations, Rural Development, VOSARD, NGO Case Study, Idukki.


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