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Organization Contact Information

Name: Rural Indian Development Society
Street 1: Englishia Line
Street 2:
City: Varanasi
Post Code: 221002
Country: India
Phone: 9350519674
Organization Email:
Web Site:
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Vikas
Last Name: Kumar
Title: Singh
Phone: 9350519674

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr.
First Name: Himanshu
Last Name: Prabhakar

General Information

Board Constituency: Developing Country NGO
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
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Organization Type - Primary: Non-Governmental Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: Other Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
Organization Description:
Rural Indian Development Society, popularly known as RIDS India, is organization floated by a group of likeminded and socially responsible individual. It came to be registered as trust working under the guidance of Mr. Vikas Singh, Software Professional, since the year 2009. In its registered and non-registered avatar it has been touching the lives of the downtrodden in various forms. In one of the community interactions it was decided that organization shall have a multi-pronged approach of alleviation. It should include research and policy advocacy besides program support. For us our main motto has been "let our deeds reveal the sincerity of our approach". Presently, RIDS India is involved in understanding, and solving the basic fundamental problems of Mushers and others Scheduled Caste community in Eastern Uttar Pradesh who still grapple in highly underdeveloped settings and survival remains a Herculean task. Since its inception RIDSIndia has tried to enhance the capacity of the community by ensuring their partnership in the knowledge-based activism.

RIDS focuses on the health issues of the vulnerable, the marginalized and the poorest of the poor i.e. Mushers and others Scheduled Caste communities in Varanasi . In last few years of our existence we have implied thatawareness and information dissemination should be used as tools to provide tools to the community to press for changes to improve access to health service provisions. For making health care accessible to the general public and to spread awareness on health issues we have taken support of various mediums. The framework incorporates a variety of activities involving communities. Awareness campaign on highlighting preventive and curative aspects of various health issues have been regularly been taken up with the help of volunteers especially for the disease like Malaria, kalazar, diarrhea, hepatitis and like. And we firmly believe to some extent we have been successful because we have built a regular dialogue with community. In our continuous intera
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Specializations / Areas of Work

Delivery of health services and care

Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 6 - 10
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 11 - 25
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 11 - 25
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Involvement in TB control provision
If you were informed or referred by another partner of the Stop TB Partnership please tell us who:
Why do you wish join the Stop TB Partnership: Involvement in Stop TB Working Groups
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: No
Are you in contact with your national TB programme: Yes
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:
Susceptibility of Poor and rural Populace-Unhealthy lifestyle and poor diet can make one prone to TB. In common parlance TB is also called as "poor man's disease". What often determines the likelihood of a person contracting the disease is his/her baseline immunity. The better it is, the less likely he/she is to contract the infection. An unhealthy lifestyle, lack of nutrition and low immunity can cause TB in any person. The rising incidence of tuberculosis has economic repercussions for the patient and his family.During one of the preliminary surveys and FGDs with villagers we were startled to find that the awareness level as far as the disease is concerned remained less than desired. People are still caught in the web of superstitions and traditional beliefs and quite unwilling to acknowledge that the disease is curable. Also, there is pressing need to make them understand that certain precautionary measures and lifestyle changes are what they need to prevent the spread and incidences of the disease.

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: India
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)


Please tell us how your organization will contribute to the Global Plan to Stop TB by briefly describing its involvement in any of the areas of work listed below:

TB Care Delivery:
Giving and expanding information about DOTS to community and implementing dots program


Declaration of interests:
i Mr. Vikas Kumar Singh managing Trustee Rural india development society focuses on the TB issues of the vulnerable, the marginalized and the poorest of the poor i.e. Mushers and others Scheduled Caste communities in easter UP India

Application date: April 21, 2012
Last updated: April 21, 2012