Prof. V. Reddappa Reddy had his Masters in Economics from Sri Venkateswara University and Ph.D. in Rural Development from Sri Krishnadevaraya University. After a five-year stint in Government service he joined the University in 1989 and was elevated as Professor of Rural Development in 1997 and has served in the same position till his retirement in June 2016.
While in University he also served in different administrative positions including Head of the Department, Chairman, Board of Studies, Director, Distance Education, Convener, SVURPGCET, Convener, PECET and Coordinator, Special Assistance Program supported by University Grants Commission, New Delhi.
His books include Social Satisfaction Survey: A Practical Help line in Techniques and Methods, Toolkit for Conducting Base Line Survey, Six Essential Steps in Implementing CSR, Participatory Forest Management: Theory and Practice-A Field Level Assessment and Rural Glory. His 35 papers appeared in National and International journals.
Government of Andhra Pradesh has conferred on him the Best Teacher award during 2013. His areas of interest include Corporate Social Responsibility, Natural Resources Management and Monitoring and Evaluation. He served as Consultant to National and International Agencies like FHI, CARE, SOCHURSOD, UltraTech, CAPART and SERP.
He currently lives at Anantapuramu, Andhra Pradesh often moving outside depending on offers of consultancy and fieldwork.
Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group has been involved in Community Development initiatives since decades. In continuation to the legacy of a responsible corporate citizenship, the CSR activities being undertaken at the Group are derived from the triple bottom line model of People, Planet and Profit. Ensuring environment sustainability with community care are the thematic divisions, surrounding which the CSR activities are planned and executed across the Group. Community is always a stakeholder for both directly implemented and collaborative projects. Visit for more details: http://csr.minda.co.in/
Jagran Pehel is actively involved in awareness generation aimed towards behavioural change and advocacy on social issues through innovative means of mass communication throughout the country. Pehel works across a diverse spectrum spanning health, hygiene and sanitation, sustainable livelihood, education and gender. Its primary partner Jagran Prakashan, one of the largest media house in the country, is involved in social development and stimulating interpersonal communication. Visit for more detail: http://www.jagranpehel.com
A science graduate and an MBA in Marketing, Rusen Kumar (40) has diversified experience across CSR, media, marketing, finance, public relations, brand and planing mega knowledge forums. He is a seasoned entrepreneur having very strong inter personal skills with strong professional ties across the globe. His passion towards CSR motivated him to conceptualize and promote India CSR Network as India’s maiden and largest online portal to further the upliftment of social issues of the country. Save
The India CSR Network has a mandate to promote and enable responsible business conduct in India in support of sustainable, equitable and inclusive economic and socio-economic development. It is dedicated to bring awareness about the signiﬁcant contributions of CSR in India and has become the leading business network for the region. There is an exciting social innovation approach happening in India through India CSR, which is the ﬁrst and currently the only online news portal promoting CSR communication and reporting.
At India CSR, the deﬁnition of CSR is to embrace responsibility for business actions and encourage a positive impact on the environment, consumers, employees, communities, stakeholders and all other members. India CSR is one kind of social innovation and has a mission to support experts and organizations to build responsible and sustainable businesses. In its endeavor to promote reporting and communication in the CSR domain, India CSR – India’s largest Corporate Sustainability & Responsibility newswire, has been organizing numerous global forums, Management Development Programmes (MDPs), workshops and case study competitions to recognize and honour the CSR good practices. India CSR has high level of recognition in the domain of CSR globally.
India CSR has created a platform that enhances companies need to share ideas on their CSR best practices and discuss collaborative projects between the ﬁrm and its end stakeholders. India CSR provides a forum to initiate a dialogue on creating a competitive edge with the help of CSR activities and seeks help from Industry experts. India CSR Network is guided by leaders from the corporate and civil society. India CSR Network is live since January 2009. Around 6000 news, views, reports and interviews are online available for its readers with no cost.