Janapada Seva Trust

Janapada Seva Trust is a voluntary organisation functioning in and around Melkote a mofussil town in Mandya District of Karnataka, India since 1960. Inspired by the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi and Sarvodaya philosophy the Trust has been striving to create a non-violent, egalitarian order of society. Its core area of work is welfare, education, rural industry, environment and agriculture.


TÜLA in Sanskrit means cotton. It also means balance or equilibrium.
This is a social enterprise combining both the above (restoring an equilibrium in cotton value chain), initiated by a group of individuals, with their friends generously coming forward to invest in this effort.