SIRI is unique concept promoted for providing the much needed backward and forward linkages for rural women for taking up various farm and non-farm income generation activities. Registered under Section(25) of companies act, SIRI is a non-profit distributing, having its head office at Belthangady.
After working for 10 years with the women in remote villages for their socio- cultural empowerment through Jnanavikasa women's programme, the president of the programme Smt. Hemavathi V. Heggade contemplated towards Economic Empowerment of these women. This economic empowerment programme is mainly focused on the Micro Enterprises for rural women. The plummeting Beedi rolling industry in D.K district has motivated SKDRDP to shore up Micro-Enterprises among the rural women.
Shri Dharmasthala Siri Gramodhyoga Samsthe-SIRI ( A Section 25 Company) was started in the year 2001 to promote group based livelihood activities in the "non-farm sector" to assist the opportunity less women. This company is facilitated by Shree Kshethra Dharmasthala Rural Development Project