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State Level Conference

On 5-11-2022, we successfully conducted a state-level conference on NGO management and resource mobilization for NGOs at Puducherry. Totally 115 NGOs participated in the program. The Governor of Telangana and Lt Governor of Puducherry Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan came to inaugurate our conference and Mr. Rajat Thomas


IRDRP is working to reduce poverty and hunger through Sustainable Agriculture. We encourage farmers to do natural farming by not using Chemical fertilizers and Chemical Pesticides. We give small cash awards to farmers to produce black Gouwni rice which has good protein and controls diabetic diseases. One Kilogram rice cost 200-280 Indian Rupees equal to 8$ but ordinary rice cost Rs.30-50 Indian Rupees equal to less than One dollar. Hence it is more profitable to farmers as well as people. We also encourage landless farmers to do kitchen garden cultivating vegetables and greens as small business and self supports system

We supported post tsunami program for coastal communities, we gave milch animal to 30 dalit women to start dairy farming. We insured all animals and women collect all cow milk and supply to Government society, Government appreciated their effort and sanction 30 cows for them. Each family has now 2 cows. Women earning monthly Rs.8000/- as profit. 

We are producing Reusable cloth menstrual pads, single use low cost menstrual pads, and Maternity pads as income generation projects. We sale for minimum cost without any profit and promote safe Menstrual periods. 


Under this SDG we work on creating good health to communities especially tribal communities and dalit communities on community health. During COVID 19 lockdown situation we supported with local Government by providing volunteers to care of positive COVID 19 families for groceries and health care. We covered 4000 people to get vaccinated against COVID 19 and 15000 tribal and Dalit communities, People with disabilities and Migrant workers received relief materials groceries rice, cooking oil, Dhal, sugar, toothpaste, sanitizer, mask and soaps during lock down. Major supporters Habitat for Humanity India, Cognizant.

Every year we organized special campaign on HAND WASH to general public and well as school children. Steps of Hand wash with liquids or soaps and its importance to them.

Under UN Goal of 90:90:90 achievement on AIDS, we organized a World Record Event by co-ordinating 70 NGOs in 70 Towns “Youth for Change” 50,000 youths participated in the Human Chain and created HIV/AIDS awareness education saying everyone should know their HIV/AIDS status and adhere for treatment at earliest as possible. Please visit the link:  https://youtu.be/BoQVdxZxjys



IRDRP focuses on Children Education on stone Quarry mines and Rural agriculture workers. 120 school going children are supporting their education, health and skill development every year. Apart from education we do life skill, child rights, computer education, spoken English, Tailoring, Nursing and beautician courses for them to get decent jobs to youths. We do placement.

 We also support Orphan Children with AIDS and Children with disabilities for their school education and health supports. Monthly education sponsorship is provided to 25 Orphan children from 2012 onwards and still we are continuing it.  

About Us

Institute Of Research & Development For The Rural Poor Trust (IRDRP)

To work for a healthier world by educating citizens about their health, jobs, and livelihood options.

In 1989, Dr. Irudayasamy and Two other Trustees committed to the welfare of the people established the Institute of Research and Development for the Rural Poor Trust (IRDRP). It was dedicated to assisting the neediest members of society. The main purpose of the organization is to study the real situation of the people (Research) through a participatory approach and find the solution to the issues by themselves. We are working in the southern states of Tamilnadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Puducherry.

IRDRP plays a critical role in promoting Education, Health Awareness, and Construction of Houses and Water and Sanitation units in Tamil Nadu. The majority of the projects are located in rural areas.

Our ventures have also been assisting disaster victims in recent days, such as the Chennai 2015 Flood, where we focused on hard-to-reach communities such as Tribal and rural communities. In Tamilnadu, we are now the first responders to every disaster.

IRDRP collaborates with local NGOs, government agencies, neighborhoods, and families on a regular basis.

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0 Students trained in computer skills
0 Educated Children in stone quarries in Chennai
0 Women expertise in tailoring
0 We have constructed 558 individual toilets in the villages of Chenglepattu, Villupuram and Kanchipuram Districts
0 Constructed new houses for Tribes
0 Quarry girls skills in nursing

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