VIKASANA, a non-profit entity functioning since 1988-89 with a focus on children education, women empowerment, panchayath raj strengthening, youth empowerment, food and nutrition security, drought relief, organic agriculture, resource conservation, watershed management, bio-diversity conservation, carbon reduction, promotion of handicrafts, promotion of herbal medicine, community health & sanitation initiatives still reaching for the development of needy and downtrodden community.


VIKASANA envisions holistic development through maximum integration of all activities in order to ensure progress among the rural and urban poor.


VIKASANA exists to facilitate empowering process of the poor in social development through sustainable improvement in the livelihood and socio-economic status and self-reliance of the under-privileged sections of society.



Prestigious BEST IMPLEMENTER OF PROJECTS Award conferred by Government of Karnataka in 1995

Award for the successful implementation of projects on Soil & Water conservation, Tank Regeneration, Natural Resource Management, etc. conferred by the Dept. of Environment, Govt. of Karnataka in 2000

The prestigious state level KITTUR RANI CHENNAMMA AWARD FOR THE YEAR in 2004 for best implementer of projects on women development

Mr.Varghees Cleatas, Chairman/Project Director has received Best social worker award. He has served as Chairperson of District Child Welfare Committee (CWC) in Chikmagalore Dt, appointed under Juvenile Justice Act 2000 by Govt. of Karnataka

Recognized as fit institution in 2009 under Juvenile Justice Act.

CAPART, New Delhi has selected it as Nodal NGO for Chikmagalore and Shimoga dist during 2007-2009

Best Implementation of Village Development Program award by NABARD, Bangalore in the year 2009-2010.

VIKASANA is also in receipt of Appreciation certificate from KKS, Germany for best implementation of BBP volunteer program.


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VIKASANA was a Nodal NGO of CAPART programme in Chikmagalur & Shimoga district. Organization also made efforts to maintain network with different NGOs at district, state and even national level.

It is also associated with different networking NGOs like, JFPM, FEVORD-K, MICNET-K, RRC, PRI network and NESA, CHAI, HIV/AIDS, Daliths, Traibals and CBOs. We are also a member of millennium development goals NGO network in southern India region.