VEDS (Village Education and Development Society) is a registered, not-for-profit organization that seems to be doing its bit in the fields of gender and environment since more than a decade ago. Established in the year 1984, they have been touching the lives of rural women in more ways than one—health, law, afforestation, and watershed management, to be specific.

Pretty active environmentally, they have trained rural people in dryland farming, soil conservation, and water management; constructed twenty three percolation tanks; run tree plantation activities; besides creating awareness on the importance of the sandalwood forests of Javadi hills.