"Recall the face of the Poorest and the most helpless man whom you may have seen and ask yourself, If the step you contemplate is going to be of any use to him? Will he be able to gain anything by it? Will it restore him to a control over his own life and destiny? In other words, will it lead to swaraj or self-rule for the hungry? and also spiritually starved millions of our countrymen? Then you will find your doubts and yourself melting away."

In the view of Gandhiji, SFRD's mission work starts


  • Provision of agricultural inputs like seeds, fertilizers, etc.
  • Provision of credit facilities for the purchase of plough bullocks and oil-engine.
  • Arranging for marketing of agricultural produces at the right place and at the right time.
  • Provision of agricultural equipments such as tractors, oil-engines, sprayers on hire basis.
  • Provision of financial assistance for digging community well, which would enhance irrigation facilities to small and marginal farmers.
  • Preparation and propagation of organic manures and fertilizers.
  • Distilling and digging percolation tanks to recharge ground water.
  • Distilling and clearing irrigation channel for better and equitable distribution of water.
  • Construction of thrashing – cum – drying yard.
  • Promotion of agro-forestry and horticultural crops.
  • Initiation of soil conservation measures.

Animal Husbandry

  • Provision of credit facilities for the purchase of milch animals
  • Extending credit facilities for Goat and Sheep rearing activities
  • Arranging for marketing milk at a fair price
  • Developing green fodder units in the agro-forest lands
  • Calf-rearing scheme
  • Provision of veterinary aid and assistance for better livestock management.
  • Imparting training to the people in veterinary care and management.
  • Extending insurance facility for the livestock and formation of cooperatives.

Handloom Weaving

  • Releasing the bonded weavers from master weavers
  • Supply of raw-material at a fair price
  • Providing technical know-how and do-how on design, quality control, market-trend, etc.
  • Provision of credit facilities to start individual production unit
  • Arranging market tie-up for selling finished products
  • Institutionalizing the efforts and activities of the weavers
  • Organising exhibitions and sale campaigns for popularizing the handloom products.


  • Provision of bee-boxes to the individual tribal families free of cost
  • Extending technical know-how and do-how for extracting and processing honey through mechanized devices.
  • Arranging for marketing the honey and its bye-products (wax).
  • Training the traditional beekeepers on the know-how of protecting honeybee from virus attack.

Tamarind Processing

  • Procurement of Tamarind at the reasonable price from the tribal families.
  • Release the Tamarind trees from the traders in terms of paying mortgage amount.
  • Processing & Marketing for Tamarind and make Value addition.

Revolving Fund Assistance

  • Financial support extended to the tribal community people in order to strengthen their socio-economic development on the following activities;
  • Land reclamation & water-shed management.
  • Purchase of Plough Bullocks, Sheep, Milch animal.
  • Digging of Wells & Deepening of wells.
  • Setting up Oil Engine & irrigation pipes.
  • Take self-entrepreneur activities.

Formal & Non-Formal Education

  • Running Balvadies for the tribal children.
  • Running Elementary School, High School and Higher Secondary School for tribal children at free of cost.
  • Running hostels for the school going tribal children.
  • Running Special Residential School for Never Enrolled & Dropout Tribal Girls.
  • Convening parent-teachers association meeting every month for strengthening the education of tribal children
  • Meeting Tribal Parents in order to make close understanding between Teachers, Parents and Students on the way Village Visits.
  • Creating awareness on civil rights and responsibilities
  • Creating awareness on utilization of various Government welfare schemes
  • Arranging exposure visits for tribal men and women to various Government institutions and departments such as agriculture, health, women development etc.

Health & Nutrition

  • Running two Mother and Child Care Centres, each catering to the needs of the tribal families. 
  • Organising mobile clinical service in Tribal Villages.
  • Conducting special camps on immunization.
  • Organising free medical checkup on leprosy and malaria.
  • Organising eye and dental camps at free of cost.
  • Imparting health education to the school going children
  • and teachers to ensure better health practices
  • Creating awareness on the importance of pre-natal
  • and post-natal care among the tribal women
  • Organising periodical survey to maintain and update birth
  • and death rates in the village
  • Organising demonstration classes on preparation of nutritious food
  • Propagating the concept and practice of kitchen garden
  • Provision of seeds for establishing kitchen garden

Common Infrastructure Activity

  • Provision of protected drinking water supply by sinking bore wells
  • Construction of soakage pits in the service villages
  • Construction of common sheds and platforms for the people to gather and discuss local issues
  • Construction of common manure-pit in the service villages.
  • Formation of linking roads to village to village.
  • Construction of Child Care Centre, School & Hostel Building, Community Hall
  • Establishing people centered community based organizations like youth club, women’s club, farmers club, Village Development Committees  (VDC) etc.
  • Convening periodical meeting of the different associations/clubs to discuss the problems, issues and solutions
  • Developing leadership qualities among the potential men and women to take up project related responsibilities and to assume leadership responsibilities in community – based organizations