Governor’s Award
The RDO Trust received the best NGO award 2023 from His Excellency Governor of Tamilnadu at colourful function
held at Rajbhavan, Chennai on 26.01.2024
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SPD FPO Office opened by Consul General of malaysia ,Chennai Mr.Saravana kumar .
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SPD FPO opening ceremony
RDO Trust Founder N.K.Perumal signed a MOU With The Consul General of Japan in Chennai on School Sanitation Project. Mr.Joseph was present in the signing ceremony
Honourable Minister of Tourism Development K. Ramachandran visited Ketti Solid Waste Management and Faecal Sludge Treatment Plant
The Ministry of Tourism Honourable K.Ramachandran visited KRRP , Faecal Sludge Treatment Plant.
Honourable Justice K.Jothimani Chairman Green Tribunal Visited the FSTP built By RDO Trust.
A Tribe Empowerment Meeting .
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School Activities Under RDO – ITC Project.
Sumeet and team RDO visited the field, where co compost is being used.
The natural compost produced by Green Women Compost Production Company helping the farmers to increase the yield of carrot.
The RDO team made a presentation at Niti Aayog , New Delhi regarding Circular Economy in Sanitatiion for Agriculture.
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Mr.N.K Perumal disbursed interest free loan for construction of house hold toilet and to buy goats for income generation for tribal woman.
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The RDO Trust is committed to serving the rural community
by promoting innovative solutions and advocating collective responsibilities.

🏆 Honoring Excellence in Social Service! 🏆

🌟 We are thrilled to announce that the Rural Development Organization Trust (RDO Trust) from The Nilgiris District has been bestowed with the prestigious Governor’s Award for Social Service at the Republic Day ceremony held at Raj Bhavan, Tamil Nadu.

🎉 Amidst fierce competition with thousands of NGOs vying for recognition, RDO Trust emerged victorious in the ‘Social Service’ category (Institution). The distinguished Selection Committee, chaired by a retired High Court Judge, carefully scrutinized applications and unanimously recommended RDO Trust for their outstanding contributions to the community.

💰 As a testament to their impactful work, RDO Trust was awarded a cash prize of Rs. 5 lakhs along with a well-deserved citation. Established in 1980, RDO Trust has been a beacon of positive change, dedicated to uplifting the Adidravida and tribal populations in the Nilgiris district.

🌍 RDO Trust’s mission spans across education, sanitation, women’s empowerment, and improving living standards. With a steadfast commitment to innovative solutions, capacity building, and influencing policy decisions, RDO Trust has become a driving force for holistic rural development.

👏 The organization’s exemplary initiatives, ranging from education to Circular Economy in Sanitation for Agriculture, have not only transformed countless livelihoods but have also earned the trust and respect of local communities and governments at various levels.

🙌 Join us in congratulating RDO Trust for their four decades of exemplary service, and let’s celebrate our well-deserved recognition at the Republic Day ceremony at Raj Bhavan, Chennai. Together, we applaud our tireless efforts towards building a brighter and more sustainable future for rural communities!

🌈🌾 #GovernorsAward #SocialServiceExcellence #RuralDevelopment #RepublicDay2023 #RDOTrustImpact

Our activities include

  • Providing quality and value education for children.
  • Strengthening the earning capacity for women self-help groups (SHGs)
  • Launching diversified income generation activities for rural people.
  • Striving for a healthy community.
  • Influencing policy decisions at the district, state, and national levels.
  • Meeting held at coonoor DSP office for Childline awareness
  • Thiru S.P.Amruth I A S , Collector of The Nilgiris Visited our compost unit at ketti.
  • The first Refrigerator truck of Women FPO was flagged off by the District Collector Mr. S.P. Amrith IAS at Ootyon 1st March 2023. The 4 tonne truck will be used by the FPO to transport fresh farm vegetables to metropolitan cities such as Coimbatore, Chennai, Pondicherry and Cochin 

Ethiopian Team Vist to RDO Trust to Study the Operation of Faecal Sludge Treatment plant and Waste Management.

  • AWARENESS PROGRAMME held in CSI COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AD Town Panchayat Executive officer College Dean professors , Sanitary inspector, Supervisor, Chairman Ketti town panchayat, Ward Counselors, social animators, Green Workers, Students of CSI COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING and WE4F Team participated.
    • Water Energy and Food Programe
    • The World Water Day  celebration was organized by RDO trusrt with the collaboration of N.S.Iyah Memorial higher secondary school at Ketti Palada today 22nd March 2022. The programme commenced with a rally of farmers, students and women SHG members highlighting the importance of proper conservation and management of water as a precious resource. The rally covered Ketti Palada, Dodhani  and Salamore Villages.

CHILD HELP LINE – 1098 Awareness at Ann’s convent Higher Secondary School with the coordination of railway Police on 5th of April 2022.

Mr. Valentine, CEO of WASTE, The Netherlands interacted with large number of women farmers at Nanjanad village.

During the event, he disbursed 11000000 ($120,000) to farmers as loan through Sangamithra MFI.

“Happy World Toilet Day. 68200 household toilets are constructed in Nilgiris and helped the Nilgiris administration to achieve ODF. 3000 Toilets are being built in Karamada block with the help of ITC. 1.2 Million toilets are built in 10 states with the collaboration of FINISH Mondeal.”
Child Helpline 1098 Awareness Program by RDO Trust.
Childline 1098 and Covid -19 awareness Program at Chamaraj School


Project for the Constructionof Inclusive Sanitation Facilities at Schools in Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu, which was implemented by Rural Development Organisation under the scheme of the Grant Assistance for GrassrootsHuman Security Projects (GGP) of the Government of Japan. Mr. ODAGAWA Hajime,Consul, Consulate-General of Japan in Chennai and Mr. N. K. Perumal, Founder and Chairperson, RuralDevelopment Organisation.