Coodu Trust India

Reaching the Unreached


“NGOs can not only heal the hurting world, but they are one of the golden keys to do so, in relation to all the other actors in our societies.”

—Alfredo Sfeir-Younis, Senior Advisor to the Managing Directors, World Bank


At Coodu Trust we have been working at the grassroots and have not devoted time to tell the world what we have been doing.

We will now use this site to tell the world what we do.

About Coodu Trust

Coodu Trust is a Not-for-Profit voluntary organization based in Tamil Nadu state of India. Registered as a charitable trust under Indian Trust Act 1882 in the year 2000, Coodu Trust has over the years emerged as a leading NGO in social development activities in Tamil Nadu especially on community organization, training programmes, research & documentation.

In the initial few years we concentrated on watershed development programmes. But based on the decisions from board members and advisory meetings, we have started diversifying our activities into various rural development issues. It is a transitional period for Coodu Trust to transit from intensive grassroots activities at selected blocks and villages with diverse activities for the overall development of rural communities for their self reliance and self sufficiency.

We work in close coordination with various Government departments in 14 districts of Tamil Nadu, India for implementing various components of watershed development programmes, Total sanitation programmes, Women Development, Self Help Groups (SHGs) & Micro-Credits, Agriculture, Health and HIV/AIDS, Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Research and Documentation works.

COODU Trust also works in coordination with Agricultural Engineering Department, Agriculture Department, Horticulture Department, Forest Department, Health Department, Tourism Department and reputed organizations like Gandhigram Rural University, Krishi Vigyan Kendras (Agriculture Scientific Centres), Tamil Nadu Agriculture University (TNAU) and net works of Non-Government organizations.

Rashriya Mahila Kosh (RMK), Ministry of women and Child Development, National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) and Council for Advancement of People’s Action and Rural Technology (CAPART) are the other agencies also fund Coodu Trust for specific social development activities. COODU Trust is adequately equipped with qualified resource team with grassroots level experience on implementing various social development projects. all over Tamil Nadu.

Organisational Information

  • Coodu Trust is registered under Indian Trust Act 1882 in the year 2000 based on the motivation of a few young, dynamic, like minded persons and professionals to do efficient, constructive and enduring social development work.

  • Coodu Trust is a not for profit voluntary organization undertaking charitable, educational and development activities to develop self sufficient communities.

  • Coodu Trust is an independent NGO, with no religious, political affiliation and management committee formulates policies which are implemented by the working team

  • Coodu Trust works in close coordination with various government departments in Tamil Nadu

  • Coodu Trust is also registered under section 12A of the Income Tax Act and also  granted exemption certificates under sections 80G of the Income Tax Act 1961

  • Coodu Trust is permitted by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India Under the FCRA Act 1976, to accept foreign contributions

3 comments on “Home

  1. S.David Brainard
    April 19, 2016

    Good morning Sir/Madam,
    This is S.David Brainard, I have completed my MSW (CD). I would like to work with you of have vacancy in your ngo. If u have vacancy kindly let me know.
    Thank you

  2. Gabriel Kennedy
    July 23, 2016

    I am Gabriel Kennedy from Trichy. I got details about Coodu from one of my friends in Kumbakonamthan Ms.vijayabhanu.sheis associated with Coodu.please let me know how Coodu and my LISA spoken English centre may be of mutual support. Thank you

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