Wayanad Social Service Society [WSSS]

Reg. No.94/1974
P.B.No:16, Mananthavady, Wayanad-670645
Ph. 04935 240314
Email: Info@wsssindia.com
Web: www.wsssindia.com

Wayanad Social Service Society was founded in 1974 by Bishop Mar Jacob Thoomkuzhy, Bishop of Mananthavady and late Dr.V.K.G Nambiar as its President. In 1980s WSSS took up the human right issues in Wayanad and organized small and marginal farmers in to Village Farm Clubs. With the motto of ‘Sustainable Development’ WSSS introduced organic farm certification programe in 1999. Since 2005 WSSS is the Service Provider to National Centre for Organic Farming-NCOF for promoting Organic Program and is the Regional Council for Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) from 2014. Spices Processing Centre, Dwaraka established in 2002 for processing and marketing the certified organic produces has grown to the larger initiative, Biowin Agro Research centre inaugurated in 2014 by Minister P.K. Jayalekshmi.

The Community Radio Station (Radio Mattoli) established by WSSS in 2009 support the farmers in Wayanad.
The major community participated, interlinked and mutually supportive main stay programs initiated by WSSS are:
1. Multi Enterprise Farming Models to Address the Agrarian crises of Wayanad district supported by ICAR under NAIP
2. Watershed development & management supported by NABARD
3. Total Drinking Water & Sanitation Project, supported by World Bank
4. Value added spices processing and marketing supported by NABARD, KINFRA and Coffee Board
5. Promotion of Women SHGs supported by NABARD,
6. Integrated Tribal Development Program supported by NABARD
7. DDU GKY supported by Ministry of Rural Development
8. Vikaspedia- Knowledge Portal Development supported by Ministry of Information and Technology
9. NaiRoshni Training supported by Ministry of Minority and
10. Organic Spices Promotion supported by Spices Board.


PRODUCTS
White Pepper, Sliced Ginger, Cracked Ginger, Tea cut Ginger, Sliced Turmeric, Cracked Turmeric, Pepper in Brine, Red Pepper, Dehydrated Green Pepper-DGP, Freeze Dried Pepper, Cracked Pepper, Pepper Powder, Freeze Dried Vegetables, Freeze Dried Coconut, Freeze Dried Fruits.

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

  • Best State nodal agency in India: Vikaspedia-2016 & Second overall performer- 2015
  • Model Enterprise Award (Medium scale) from State Pollution Control Board: 2016
  • Paristhithi Mithra AWARD, CEERD, St. Stephen’s college, Uzhavoor -2015
  • Karshik Sevak Puraskar: Sree Maha Genapathy Bhakthajana Sevak- 2013
  • Best Entrepreneur Award (Wayanad District) from Industries Department Kerala- 2012
  • State Nodal Agency for Vikaspedia, Knowledge Portal, Ministry of Information Technology.
  • Programme Implementing Agency of Nai Roshni- Ministry of Minority, Govt. of India.
  • Programme Implementing Agency of Sammunnathi- Ministry of Minority, Govt. of Kerala
  • Regional Council for Participatory Guarantee System, Government of India
  • Service Provider of National Center of Organic Farming
  • Programme Implementing Agency of Western Ghat Development Program
  • Implementing Agency for the Training of Coconut Development Board
  • Implementing Agency for skill training of Functional Vocational Training and Research Institute (FVTRS) Programmes.
  • Programme Facilitating Agency for implementing NABARD Watershed, WADI, UPNRM, Women SHG, JLG, Farm Clubs, FTTF, MEDP, LEDP,CAT Projects
  • Skill training and IGP programmes of SC/ST Department
  • Master NGO for RWH Construction
  • Accreditation by Suchithwamission
  • Ministry of Rural Development recognized as one of the Project Implementing Agencies (PIA) for the DDUGKY project all over the Indian States since 2014
  • Direct Testing Centers for NCVT certification on MES courses under DGET, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship since 2014.
  • The Skill Training Providers for the unemployed youth in the urban areas under National Urban Livelihood Mission (NULM) since 2015.

INFRASTRUCTURE FACILITIES
Office:
• WSSS Central administration office @ Mananthavady
• Organic Program Administration Office @ Ondayangadi
• Tribal Development Program Office @ Boys Town
• Community Radio Station Office @ Dwaraka

WSSS Training Centers
• Boys Town, Varayal (Accommodation Capacity for 150 Persons)
• Mananthavady (Accommodation Capacity for 30 Persons)
• Dwaraka (Non Residential)
• Technical Training Institute, Mananthavady (Non Residential)

LICENSES
• Section 25 of the Companies Act, 1956
• Community Radio Station
• Importer-Exporter License

CORE COMPETENCY
• Organic Farming, Certification, Agro Processing, Value Addition and Marketing (Biowin Agro Research)
• Community Radio Station (Radio Mattoli)
• Knowledge Portal Development (Vikaspedia)
• Skill Training (MEDP, LEDP, DDU GKY Courses and Fashion Designing and Garment Technology-FDGT)
• NaiRoshni Training and Sammunnathi
• NRM, Drinking Water & Sanitation Projects
• Tribal Development (WADI Projects & TRIFED)
• Agriculture Research
• Alternative Health (Medicinal plants conservation, Local Health Traditions, Herbarium, Herbal kits and Traditional Medicine)
• Community Based Peoples Organizations
• Participatory Tools ( PRA, PME, PTD, PLA and POA)

INITIATIVES OF WSSS
• Biowin Agro Processing Centre, Mananthavady
• Biowin Agro Research, Ondayangadi
• Soil Testing Lab, Boys Town, Mananthavady
• Agri. Produces Quality Testing Lab, Biowin Mananthavady
• Plant Nurseries, Boys Town & Near Govt. VHSS, Mananthavady
• Organic Manure Production Unit, Boys Town
• White Pepper Production Unit, Dwaraka
• WSSS Eco Shop, Mananthavady

OPERATIONAL AREA
Wayanad, Kannoor and
Malappuram Districts in
Kerala and Nilgiris in Tamilnadu
[39 Grama Panchayaths & 04 Municipalities]
Total partner families: 33541
Christians 18674
Hindus 10869
Muslims 865
SC/ST 3133

REGISTRATIONS
FCRA
12A
PAN
TAN
TIN
80G

DSSS POLICIES
• NRM
• HR
• Gender

CBO PROMOTED
SHGs 1057
Credit unions 60
JLGs 45
Farmer’s clubs 390
Children’s clubs 08
Farmer Producers company 01
Staff Strength: 86
[34 Professional & 31 Technical]
Volunteers: 540