Foundation for Rural and Social Development (FRSD) is a research and training oriented non-govermental organization (NGO) aiming at holistic development of rural and urban society in India. This NGO (frsd.in) reflects the spirit of professionals with strong research foundations with an aim to render social service. This Foundation is committed in undertaking research activities on issues of contemporary relevance in rural and social development. It aims to bring in both economic and social development of rural areas by empowering rural communities especially poor. This Foundation also believes in new intervention strategies, based on solid research foundations. Thus the focus of FRSD is action research, and implementation etc., with more focus on capacity building/training, MIS development and implementation and action research. While this is the overall aim of the foundation, its specific areas in which it would like to undertake these activities given the expertise of its members and professionals having skills in research, project design and implementation are;
- To help in creating access to health facilities for poor especially women through integrated approach of mother and childern and also ceation of awareness for prevention of HIV/AIDS and such other diseases.
- To empower childern through provision of educational facilities especially physically disabled childern by coordinating and supplemention Government and Non-Gocernment efforts.
- To act as a think tank for institutional development such as empowering Panchayat Raj institutions etc.,
- To specifially aim at development of agriculture and irrigation infrastructure in rural areas by synergizing with Governmental and Non-Governmental agencies.
- To guide and orient educated unemplyed towards improvisation of employment oriented skills, given the changing economic policies of the country towards liberalization.
- To render services regarding welfare facilities for old aged
- To work towards Social Sector development in general in Andhra Pradesh
It is establised in 2003 under society of Registration Act It has got 12A ,80G,FCRA and VTP