HDFC Bank’s Parivartan HRDP (Holistic Rural Development Programme) was the major CSR project that MSSRF took up in Kerala state. The Phase 1 activities (2018-2022) in 30 villages in 6 districts (Wayanad, Ernakulam, Idukki, Kottayam, Alappuzha, and Pathanamthitta) were focused initially on mitigating the negative externalities of the flood of 2018. Eventually, the project has been tuned to a Holistic Rural Development Programme. Phase 2 projects (2022 onwards) were spread in 34 villages in 3 districts (Wayanad, Idukki, and Ernakulam), and are more on building resilient livelihood opportunities for the rural poor, especially the women. 

Project Updates

Technology Meets Education: Smart School Program Launched at GLPS Mandat

On March 7, 2024, GLPS Mandat inaugurated the Smart School Program to integrate technology with education to enhance students' learning ...
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Transformation Unveiled: 47 Anganwadis in 14 Villages of Ernakulam Handed Over to community

On December 5, 2023, a successful handover ceremony marked the completion of the renovation of 47 Anganwadis in 14 villages ...
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Workshop on Creativity, Problem-solving and Critical Thinking

Workshop on Creativity, Problem-solving and Critical Thinking - an initiative of HDFC Bank Parivartan Project, implemented by M S Swaminathan ...
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Programme focus areas

  • Skill Development & Livelihood Enhancement
  • Natural Resources Management
  • Education
  • Health & Hygiene
  • Financial Literacy

The programme has directly reached nearly 30,000 farmers, empowering them to increase their incomes and improve their livelihoods.
67 successful micro-enterprising initiatives were created, generating employment and economic opportunities for communities.
47 Schools were converted into Smart Schools, providing students with access to better educational facilities and resources.
87 Anganwadies were transformed into child-friendly environments

The programme has directly reached nearly 30,000 farmers so far. Sixty Seven successful micro-enterprising initiatives were created (which include 2 dairy units; a cattle feed unit; a hygienic meet & fish unit; a quail rearing unit; a fish cultivation unit; 12 fishery product units; 2 agro-products units; a horticultural nursery unit; a screw Pine producer company; a coffee value chain unit; and 3 stitching units) benefitting to nearly 250 households. Ninety-two per cent of the units are led by women entrepreneurs. Fifteen Schools and 35 Anganwadies were turned smart with necessary study aids including libraries and science labs during these years. The tribal hamlet-level interventions in Wayanad, one of the aspirational districts have helped to minimize school dropouts

Imapct Stories

Studies reveal that influx of cash crops, high availability of vegetables in the market and increased purchasing power of households ...
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Mathothpoyil is one of the largest Paniya hamlets in the bank of Panamaram River, which floods every year in monsoon ...
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Along the scenic, water-logged coastal regions of Kerala, more famously recalled for its annual boating and cultural festivals, is the ...
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In Kuttanad region of Kerala, there are canals, lagoons, lakes, backwaters and shallow wells, but only a small portion of ...
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