Deccan Development Society (DDS), initiated in 1983, is a grassroots organization working with nearly 5000 dalit and indigenous small women farmer sanghams (village level voluntary associations) in Zaheerabad region of Telangana, India. It strives for just and sustainable development and to assert sanghams’ autonomy in multiple spheres like food, nutrition, seeds, market, media etc. DDS promotes and works to revive traditional knowledge in farming and seeds; demonstrates its efficacy through wide experimentation and advocates for the inclusion of this knowledge in the public food policy systems.
Food & Nutrition Sovereignty
DDS promotes Sanghams
(Womens’ Collectives) that actively participate in decision-making processes at all levels
Gender & Social Justice
Deccan Development Society, the grassroots organisation working with women groups, based in Pastapur of Zaheerabad in Sangareddy district, has completed 40 years of its journey in transforming lives. In an event to celebrate the occasion, women from over 100 groups...
It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we inform that Mr P. V. Satheesh (77), founder and Executive Director of Deccan Development Society (DDS) passed away this morning. Last rites will be performed on Monday at 10.30 am in Pastapur Village of Sangareddy...
Indian Institute of Millet Research (IIMR) principal scientist Sanjana Reddy stressed the need to focus on nutrition and biodiversity, as the month-long mobile biodiversity festival by the Deccan Development Society (DDS) kicked off at Jamgarbouli Thanda in...
DDS AT A GLANCE
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On March 8th 2022, the Deccan Development Society will commemorate the International Women's Day with a celebratory rally and event by nearly 200 Sangham women farmers. The women will have discussions the relationship between women, biodiversity, health, nutrition and...
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