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Brief Note on Society for Elimination Of Rural Poverty (SERP)
 

SERP is an independent autonomous Society registered under Public Societies Act. The General body consists of 25 members of whom 9 are ex-officio members and 16 non-official members. The Chief Minister of the State is the Chairperson and Minister, Rural Development is the Vice Chairperson of the Governing body. Nonofficial members are from among the participating communities and persons having experience and expertise in poverty reduction and community development sector. The Management of the society is vested in the 7-member Executive Council. The Vice- Chairman of the Society is the President of the council and the Principal Secretary to Government, Rural Development Dept is the Vice President of the Executive Council and C.E.O, S.E.R.P is the member-convener. Other members of the EC are Commissioner, Rural Development and Commissioner, Tribal Welfare, and two non-official persons having experience and expertise in poverty reduction and community development sector. At the State level, there is a State Project Management Unit, consisting of CEO, Addl. CEO, assisted by functional specialists in Institution building, Capacity Building, Micro-finance, Livelihoods promotion, Communications, Marketing, Partnerships, Disability, Gender etc. At the district level, in addition to the DRDA staff, District Project Managers representing functional areas such as Institutional Building, Microfinance, Community, investment Fund, Livelihoods, Disabled persons empowerment, Marketing, Gender, Communications are employed by SERP to implement the project.

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State abstract of Velugu mandals in Phase-I Districts

S.No. Name Total Mandals
1. Srikakulam 26
2. Vijayanagaram 20
3. Chittoor 35
4. Ananthapur 35
5. Mahabubnagar 35
6. Adilabad 30

State abstract of Velugu mandals in Phase-II Districts

S.No. Name Total Mandals
1. Visakhapatnam 29
2. East Godavari 19
3. West Godavari 14
4. Krishna 13
5. Guntur 21
6. Prakasam 40
7. Nellore 32
8. Cuddapah 39
9. Kurnool 46
10. Rangareddy 29
11. Medak 36
12. Nizambad 25
13. Karimnagar 43
14. Warangal 42
15. Khammam 41
16. Nalgonda 45