HRDF (Human Resource Development Foundation)

About HRDF

The Human Resource Development Foundation (HRDF) is a network of grass root level peoples
a movement working for the empowerment of Dalit and other most disadvantaged communities to live
with dignity and economic equality along with ecological protection for the sustainable development of
The future generation. The coordination centre is based in Thirukazhukundram, Kanchipuram district in

Our vision is promoting society with participatory democracy, equitable and sustainable development
and respect for human

dalit and other disadvantaged communities.
Our mission is promoting a collective forum of peoples organizations to create a united voice to uphold
the human centred economy and sustainable development of disadvantaged communities with their
the dignity of living with natures.

The HRDF network activity presence state of Tamilnadu. We have members (local self-government
peoples movement and civil society organisations) who are working with Dalit communities for their
dignity and economic empowerment along with conservation of ecology resources for the sustainable

We have been projecting to empower the disadvantaged community with livelihood development,
promotion of creative eco-friendly social enterprises to revive the local economy, skills building,
program to create a decent job advocacy lobby for the policy-making process to create a local economy
through social enterprises unit by local self-government and protection of environmental conservation.
In the management structure, we have 1700 members in general body such social enterprises groups,
elected local self-government representatives and village development planning committee
representatives and civil society organization. The executive committee is elected by them. And this
management structure is functioning.

What do we expect from the GSEF?

1. We are expecting supports from GSEF such advice, exposure and marketing linkages for
strengthening the social enterprises created by HRDF.
2. GSEF may support to promote networks for emphasizing the policies for strengthening local 

economy and social enterprises in India.
3. And we are expecting supports from GSEF for creating linkages with financial institutions for the
promotion of social enterprises and community finance.

Other membership or network to which we are affiliated

1. Dalit panchayat president federation
2. Women panchayat president federation
3. Women cooperative organic agriculture federation
4. Tamilnadu land rights caders Federation
The national campaign for Dalit and Human Rights
6. Peoples budget initiatives