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About Us


Brief Hisoty:

In the year 1993, a team of youngsters from downtrodden families floated ROSE in Pudukkottai district. Pudukkottai district is one of the most backward districts of India. Mr A. Athappan is the source of inspiration and visionary behind this process.

Legal Status:

ROSE obtains its legal entity under Indian Trust Act, 1882 (vide) Registration Number 201/93 dated 21 July, 1993. It is also registered under Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) of Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. It has obtained exemptions under sections 12A and 80G of Income Tax Act.


Greener Livelihood endowed with Equity, Dignity and Justice


  • Rebuilding the capacities of the margin communities towards ensuring sustainable livelihood security;
  • Strategic intervention balancing science and knowledge management; and,
  • Building /working with broader alliance.


  1. To mobilize workers in unorganized sectors and ensure their welfare and development;
  2. To ensure equal access to natural resources, legal provisions and democratic spaces for women and enabling them to fight the socio-cultural/political barriers of gender bias and discrimination;
  3. To strengthen resource poor women through community mobilization and capacity building in order to protect their legislative rights /constitutionally assured spaces towards broadening their bargaining power;
  4. To promote sustainable agriculture system and ensure sustainable development to all the rural communities;
  5. To protect land and water resource and ecosystems;
  6. To build capacities and skills of vulnerable communities in disaster risk reduction / management / resettlement and rehabilitation processes as the district is more prone to disasters - such as drought, cyclones, floods, and tsunami;
  7. To take up special programmes for children of socially, educationally and economically weaker sections;
  8. To take up alternative and sustainable economic development programmes exclusively for women of most vulnerable;
  9. To organize women into associations and federations ensuring their participation, empowerment and self-reliance by taking up government schemes and programmes and projects for their own development and of the community in general;
  10. To run non-formal education centres for children, youth, women, adults and other illiterates; and,
  11. To involve in agro-forestry, animal husbandry and other eco-friendly environmental and economic programmes.

Our Working Partners:

  • Children
  • Youth
  • Women
  • Unorganized Labourers
  • Small and Marginal Farmers
  • Fishermen and Fisherwomen
  • Rural Artisans