PRIDE India’s holistic and integrated Ideal Village programme for bringing about sustainable positive change among the rural communities.

The future of India lies in its villages. – Mahatma Gandhi

The Organisation has a strong experience in working in an integrated development model since the last 38 years in Raigad district. We have reached 857 villages across 6 blocks of Mahad, Raigad district through various interventions in Education, Early Childhood Care and development, health, women empowerment and livelihood.  15 of our intervention villages have been recognized by the government for community participation in achieving total sanitation and creating environment-friendly villages. One of the villages Warandoli had received the Nirmal Gram Puraskar/ Ideal village award from Indian President APJ Abdul Kalam in 2006.

Over the years with rich experience in working for rural communities with a holistic approach, we tried to make a sustainable change, by including other thematic areas such as Education, Health & sanitation, Economic empowerment and community development for holistic development, it helped individuals and villagers to bring about socio-economic transformation to develop the village as an institution where the community takes ownership of personal well-being and of their surroundings.


Integrated development of villages will be primarily achieved through the implementation of the existing scheme of Central and State Governments, in a convergent manner along with other funding support and community involvement. This insight has gradually evolved into the present Ideal Village Program which has witnessed encouraging results in the villages from where we have phased out already since last 3 years.

The program aligns with the Sustainable Development Goals of Good health and wellbeing (SDG-3), Quality Education (SDG 4), Clean Water and Sanitation (SDG 6) and decent work and Economic growth (SDG- 08) to promote a long term approach to address the global challenges.