Social Action for Rural Development (SARDA), having its registered office at Ramgarh, Jharkhand, is working on development issues since its inception in year 2003 with its unique approach to ensure maximum penetration and output.  Currently SARDA is working in 7 states of India (Jharkhand, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra). During its voyage of more than 15 years, SARDA has set many milestones in the Development Sector. SARDA is working through Direct Action Plan for the direct implementation of highly demanding projects and simultaneously providing support to different Departments and agencies through Resource Support in conducting Social Impact Assessments, Environmental Impact Assessments, Forest Development Agencies (FDA) Evaluation, Preparation of Detailed DPR, Micro Plan for Joint Forest Management Areas, PRA exercise, Baseline Survey and Research & Planning Services.

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  • SARDA an ISO 9001:2015 certified Organization for its Quality Management System has continuously received appreciation for its commendable work. SARDA has been recently awarded for :-
    • Best Livelihood Approach NGO by Zee Business Presents National CSR Leadership Congress & Awards (National Award For Excellence in NGO) in 2019
    •  Certificate of Merit at 8th Edition of World CSR Day in 2019
    •  Outstanding performance in development sector by Global Achievers Foundation in 2016
    • Best NGO working for Soil & Water conservation and Management in Jharkhand by CSR World Day.
    • Promotion of the Best JLG & Best SHG in Bihar for 2014-15 by NABARD RO Patna.
  • SARDA is empanelled with State and National Level Agencies on various categories for its competency and expertise on relevant fields. SARDA is empanelled with:
    • Directorate of Economics and Revenue, Govt. of Maharashtra for conducting Evaluation Studies, sample surveys and providing Expert Services in Economical and Statistical activities of Govt. of Maharashtra
    • Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, GoI as Lead Agency for East India Zone under National Water Mission.
    • hattisgarh Bio Diversity Board, Govt. of Chhattisgarh for Bio Diversity Conservation Initiatives in Chhattisgarh.
    • Bihar State Bio Diversity Board, Govt. of Bihar for Bio Diversity Conservation Initiatives in Bihar.
    • Rural Development Department (Panchayati Raj), Govt. of Jharkhand for carrying out Capacity Building and other relevant works for Panchayati Raj
    • Vidarbha Irrigation Development Corporation, Govt. of Maharashtra for Proof Consultancy Services for the projects under PMKSY for Formation and Capacity Building of Water User Association
    • Revenue and Land Reforms Department, Govt. of Jharkhand for carrying out Social Impact Assessment of Land Acquisition in Jharkhand
    • Tata Institute of Social Science for carrying our CSR Projects under
      National CSR Hub
    • Bihar Watershed Development Society, Govt. Of Bihar for Training and Capacity Building of Watershed Projects
    • YASHADA, Pune for Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Forest Department, Chhattisgarh for Training and Capacity Building and preparation and implementation of Livelihood based DPR of villages of Kanker Forest Division
    • Urban Development & Housing Department, Govt. of Jharkhand as Resource Organization for carrying out different interventions in Jharkhand.
    • Development Commissioner (Handicrafts), Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India as technical service provider for capacity building to Artisans.
    • National Highway Authority of India as Plantation Agency for undertaking Green Highways Projects in Jharkhand
    • Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Good Governance & Policy Analysis, Govt. of Madhya Pradesh as Market Research and Survey Agency for data collection (Qualitative and Quantitative) in Madhya Pradesh for studies taken up by AIGGPA
    • Power Finance Corporation Limited for Socio Economic Studies/ SIA/ CSR Plans/ R&R plans, Studies related to forest and for obtaining clearances, conducting Public Hearing, Survey and Land Acquisition and SIA Study for Coal Block
    • Village Social Transformation Foundation (VSTF), MoRD, Govt. of Maharashtra to implement VSTF model of placing skilled resource at GP to accelerate development works.
    • Ministry of Rural Development, GoI as PIA for implementation of Startup Village Entrepreneurship Program (SVEP).
    • CSIR-NEERI under the Jagruti Programme for Water Literacy Programme and Science for Women Empowerment at GP for Sustainable Living

SARDA is a reputed national level organization supporting different agencies and Departments in development prospective including Ministry of Textiles, Rural Development Departments, Urban Development and Housing Departments, Forest Department, NABARD, Directorate of Economics and Statistics, CMPDI, NTPC, ONGC, PNB CSR, to name a few.


  • Working with ONGC, NTPC, PNB and other renowned Corporate Houses, District Administrations, State Govt and Central Govt.
  • Promoting Watershed Promotion Program in about 40000 hac of land
  • Plantation of more than 1 lakh of fruit/ timber trees per year
  • Prepared Model Village Plan for about 150 villages, Prepared Working Plan for 18 Forest Divisions, Micro Plan for more than 1000 villages, DPR of more than 200 Micro Watersheds consisting of more than 300 villages
  • Successfully Promotion of livelihood among more than 20000 Tribal Families
  • Promoted more than 12000 Women SHGs/ CBOs
  • Ensure Irrigation in more than 2000 Acre of land area
  • Converted more than 3000 acre of waste land into cultivable area
  • Electrification of un-electrified remote villages


  • SARDA Mushroom Spawn Centre: For production and supply of mushroom seeds
  • SARDA Agro Tourism Centre: A production cum exposure centre for integrated organic approach on agriculture
  • SARDA Institute of Village Management: To create grass root professionals in villages
  • SARDA GIS Cell: SARDA is having its own well furnished GIS Cell to ensure adaptation of modern satellite technology in development sector
  • SARDA Multi skill Training Centre: A common platform for skill development of rural and marginalized communities of different livelihood sectors
  • SARDA Lac Resource Centre: For training and CB, supply of brood lac and value addition