CADRE-India is a non-partisan, secular, voluntary organization working in partnership with the rural poor of India. Established in 1993. It is Registered as a Society under the Tamilnadu Society’s Registration Act 27 of 1975. Registration number 126/93, Registered under Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 1961. FCRA No. - 075840038, 12-AA of the Income Tax Act 1961 and Tax Exemption under Section 80G5(vi) of Income Tax ct, and Registered under Section 52 of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995. The organization was founded by a team of social workers committed for social changes with people’s participation. They began working with a few tribal communities in Vilavancode Taluk of Kanyakumari, using literacy and health as an entry point. Today CADRE-India directly reaches nearly 50650200 people in TamilNadu, Kerala, Orissa and Uttar Pradesh. The core of CADRE-India target groups includes Adivasis (schedule tribe), Dalits (schedule caste) and other economically backward communities section in the poorer region of India.


Sustainable development of the weaker and vulnerable sections of the society irrespective of caste, religion and sex.


Render help and assistance to the socio-economic and emotional upliftment of women, youth, children, the exploited classes and economically weaker sections of society without any discrimination of caste, class, religion or gender.


To promote a sustainable process towards a dignified conscious rural community characterized by:

  • Opportunities for secure livelihoods
  • Ecologically sound upgradution of natural resources base.
  • Ecologically sound upgradution of natural resources base.
  • Access to safe drinking water and hygienic living conditions
  • Enhanced self - reliance and self- esteem
  • Integrated education to visually impaired
  • CBR - A strategy for rehabilitation, equalization of opportunities, poverty reduction and social inclusion of people with disabilities.

To mobilize the target group and strengthen them in a manner that they are able to address their developmental need by themselves.

CADRE - India Manifesto:

Practice love grounded in the desire to provide opportunities that enable all people to reach their full potential strive to build a society that provides for basic human needs such as adequate housing, health education and jobs. Simplify our own lifestyle by practicing frugality, regarding possessions in the light of trusteeship, being fair in allowing the under privileged the right to work and learning to be generous on a daily basis.

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