Welcome to Centre for Rural Studies and Development (CRSD)

Centre for Rural Studies and Development (CRSD) was started as a small voluntary organisation in 1991 to work in one of the most backward area of Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh which is identified as severe drought-affected area after Rajasthan. The district is also known for feudalistic and faction leaders who control every aspect of life.

The CRSD initiators, Rani and Bose, were active in civil society movements in the region which focused on organising agricultural labor, women and Dalits with people’s participation, sustainable development, and non-discrimination as core values of their development initiatives.