VIKASANA is a non-government organization (NGO) and a non-profit entity established in the year 1988-89 with an objective to benefit the mankind with the special focus towards socially, educationally and economically weaker sections of the society. Identifying such needy community and meet their needs and aspirations, since last 35 years. Vikasana started its work in five villages of Amruthapura Village of Tarikere Block, Chikamagalur, but today organisation is working with more than 500 rural villages in two districts in Karnataka with special focus towards welfare and empowerment of rural women, children, small & marginal farmers and underprivileged rural communities.

Area of interventions:

  • Ensuring free and compulsory basic education with healthy environment for development of children through Bridge School Children Programme
  • Legal awareness on child rights, campaign and street play against child labour
  • Promotion of Community Based Institutions (Women SHGs, Federation and Farmer Groups) for strengthening the community initiatives, mobilization and encourage habit of savings,
  • Empowering and strengthening elected women representatives in Grama Panchayath and creating legal awareness and empowering them towards their rights as leaders
  • Empowering, Capacity Building and Strengthening tribal communities
  • Promotion of Farmer Producer Company
  • Encouraging and promoting self employment, skill development and income generation activities among rural women, youths, adolescence and landless farmers
  • Creating awareness and sensitization towards Community Health, Sanitation, food security, nutritional enhancement, safe drinking water and conical decease.
  • Awareness and Promotion about Sustainable and Organic agriculture, natural resource management, watershed management, resource conservation, alternative renewable energy, bio diversity, drought relief measures, tree plantation, Herbal medicine
  • VIKASANA has been extended its volunteer service during emergency situation in the country like Tsunami, Flood, Earthquake, COVID-19.


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


VIKASANA is exists to facilitate empowering of the poor in the process of social development through sustainable improvement in the livelihoods 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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Our Network: VIKASANA is in the forefront of networking of NGOs in the state. VIKASANA has made the organization familiar with the networking system. It has been leading several small NGOs and networks in and around Chikamagalur district and Karnataka state. It has its added credibility of being one of active and supportive NGO in Campaign against Child Labour – Karnataka (CACL–K) and FEVORD-K. VIKASANA was a Nodal NGO of CAPART programme in Chikmagalur & Shimoga district. We are identified as fit institution by Women and Children Department of Chikmagalur District. We are associated with different networking NGOs like, JFPM, FEVORD-K, MICNET-K, RRC, PRI network and NESA, CHAI, HIV/AIDS, Daliths, Tribal and CBOs, NABARAD Karnataka, BEFC Bangalore, Selco Solar, Shivamogga, Sangamithra Micro Finance, and all our local donors and well wishers within the state. We are also a member of millennium development goals NGO network in southern India region.

Vikasana is maintaining good rapport with various stakeholders, government departments like Women and Child Welfare, Labour, Handicraft, Department of Empowerment of differently abled and senior citizen, KVK (Agriculture University) and Agriculture departments.

Vikasana has not only built network within the state, it also has built its network National and International Funding Agencies and CSR companies like KKS Germany, THP New Delhi, Asha for Education Seattle, Peoples for Progress in India, Seattle.