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Wayanad Social Service Society

Community Based Organisations

WSSS has under its umbrella community based organizations for group dynamics and common action geared to community development. The village organizations are mandated to meet at least once in a month and deliberate on current topics/issues which include planning, monitoring and evaluation exercises. Irrespective of caste, creed or community, farming disaster and livelihood crisis have been taken as the common criteria for the selection of the memberships. WSSS conducted special participatory spot survey cum study exercise using PRA (Participatory Rural Appraisal) tool of social analysis. Series of training and orientation programmes have been going on since then at village, zone and central levels. Some of the major areas of training to be specially recalled are Community Development Organisers (CDO) training, rural agricultural technicians training, veterinary assistants training, PRA training, watershed development & management training, organic farmers training, etc


Social Welfare Societies (SWS) are democratically driven community organization established for the upliftment of poor and resources less people in the working area of Wayanad Social Service Society. Social Welfare Societies (SWS) are carrying out various developmental activities  in the area like income generation programmes, Social development activities and village awareness programmes. Maintaining a strong and disciplined micro finance and credit system, it encourages the saving capacity and credit behaviour of poor village people. Popularly known as Social Welfare Societies (SWS)  and ‘Local Units’, they are ‘village level federations of Self Reliance Groups’, envisaged to be strong instruments of mobilization of people and resources at the grass root level and are a force to strengthen the local Self Government through the Grama Sabas. The leadership and management of SWS is with a democratically elected Governing Body which undertakes the planning and implementation of different  projects and programmes aimed at the empowerment of the people. Now 74 SWS are functioning in the operational area of WSSS with a total membership of 17500 families.

Details of Social Welfare Societies and self help groups other than Women self help groups


No.of SWS No.of SRG Total Savings Advance (Turnover) Bank Loan Jananidhi (CDF)  
Mananthavady 24 80 4161413 20807065 2921000 600000
Kalpetta 16 67 1147232 57361605 1465000 465000
Pulpally 12 28 1147232 160231555 400000 330000
Kottiyoor 072 64 5089719 25448595 1815000 2850000
Gudalloor 04 18 1440,000 7200000    
Nilambur 07 26 649000 3245000