HARSITA (Hassanamba Rural Skill In Industries Training Association) works toward Women and Youth empowerment, Skill development programs in and around Hassan District, Karnataka.
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About Us

HARSITA (Hassanamba Rural Skill In Industries Training Association)

Women empowerment through Self - Help Groups

HARSITA is a voluntary organization since last 1997 in Hassan District. The organization initiates rural development programs in the ongoing process. We focus on rural poor women and children of SC, ST, and backward communities and put efforts into bringing educational, socio-economical sustainable development among the communities/Members. We Promoted 1700 women Self-Help Groups in Hassan District covering 20400 women Beneficiaries. These are continued Self-Help Group activities as per the concept. Till now we have reached 20,400 women through our programs.

Our focus areas

An integrated approach to build a equitable and empowered society

Mission & Vision


We envision a world without poverty in which women are empowered, uplifted and equal partners in society.


To empower women with tools to work their way out of poverty, care for their families, and strengthen their communities

Our Programs

Formation of SHGs

We have formed SHGs in Alur, Holenarsipura ,and Sakaleshapura taluks. Each SHG consists of 15 to 20 women. With the finance support of CARITAS of India /CMSS -15 SHGs, HDCC bank/PACCB banks -120 SHGs, ZP Hassan/SGSY BPL-55 SHGs in Alur and H.N Pura taluk, NABARD 125 SHG’s in Alur and H.N Pura taluk, and CAPART 15 SHG’s, water shed 20 SHG’s, all theses SHG’s are functioning as per SHG’s concept.

Self-Help Group Trainings bank credit linkage, book audits

SHG (self-help group) is a community-based group with 10-20 members. They are usually women from similar social and economic backgrounds, all voluntarily coming together to save small sums of money on a regular basis. They pool their resources to become financially stable, taking loans from their collective savings in times of emergency or financial scarcity, important life events, or to purchase assets. The group members use collective wisdom and peer pressure to ensure proper end-use of credit and timely repayment. In India, RBI regulations mandate that banks offer financial services, including collateral-free loans to these groups at very low-interest rates. This allows poor women to circumvent the challenges of exclusion from institutional financial services. This system is closely related to that of solidarity lending, widely used by microfinance institutions.

Ayurvedic Medicines Environment Awareness

Our organization selected 40 rural women from different SHGs and sent them to BAIF at Tippturu for 2 days to learn the usage of different medicinal plants. We supplied MADHU MATHI, MADHU NASHINI, ALOVERA, TULASI, NEEMBU, NALLI, AMTRUTHA BALLI, KAAMA KASTHURI, PAPAYA, KARI LEAF, medicine plants and distributed to SHGs family to grow in the front yard places by using wastewater. 

Sashakt Program

We started with the support of Tata Education & Development Trust and have implemented the “Sashakt-HP printer Initiative" in Karnataka among 275 women. This initiative enables women to set up enterprises to own and control, and also builds women's empowerment by building their capacities. Project “Sashakt” created a space for Rural Development by fostering entrepreneurial opportunities and addressing the need for affordable and accessible printing facilities in rural villages. Project Sashakt embarked new technical skill set among 275 rural women in Karnataka and instilled self-confidence and agency in women at the grassroots.

Paper bag/Cloth Bag making training program (NABARD Sponsored)

We conducted three batches of paper bag training as per terms of sanction. The sessions were handled by experts and included REDP classes as well as hand on practice of the art and skill of paper bag manufacturing. Initially, participants started making bags of newspaper to home their skill gradually moving to brown paper and then finally different color papers. As per norms, we supplied materials kits scissors, cutter, whole punch, color paper, tag, and gum. The participants were thought to make different types of bags as well as different styles and sizes of bags. The participants were motivated to start their own unit and earn additional income for the family.

Our Activities

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Youth Empowerment

With the collaboration of other four trusts, We distributed 275 printer's to unemployed youths in Hassan District. Using these printer's started their work and earning sufficient money.
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Distribution of Grocery kits

HARSITA distributed 150 food kits available for poor and migrant laborers. Accordingly, grocery items like rice, edible oil, and even vegetables were provided in kits to the villagers at Hassan District.

Our Impact

It is the small change that makes the biggest impact.


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Statutory Details

Harsitha is a registered organization with following certifications

  • 80G

  • 12A

  • Audit Reports

  • GST

  • TAN

  • FCRA

  • IT Returns

Make a generous donation to help us reach more beneficiaries.

Account Number: 54023393550

Bank: State Bank Of India

Branch: ALUR

IFSC Code: SBIN0040049

All donations are eligible for tax savings under 80G.


Volunteer with us for making a difference in somebody's life and also it is a good opportunity for you to give back to the society. For more information, mail us at harsitha.ngo@gmail.com

Get in touch

Mailing Address

2nd Cross, Dadadahalli Road, Alur Taluk, Hassan District, Karnataka.

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