The Foundation for Rural Recovery and Development (FORRAD), a support organization for smaller grass root groups, has been working in rural development in India since 1980.

FORRAD has worked with more than 450 grassroots organizations in rural areas in 12 states in India. The organization aims to ensure that control over natural resources and technologies associated with their conservation, treatment and availability is vested with rural communities. FORRAD also recognizes that rural women, more than men, bear the burden of depleted natural resources and environmental degradation.  FORRAD is determined to ensure that women and other vulnerable individuals are a part of the decision making process. Although focused on natural resources, FORRAD’s work also intersects with issues of social justice, empowerment, public health and employment generation.