Naandi, which in Sanskrit means a new beginning, is one of the largest and fastest growing social sector organisations in India working to make poverty history. Naandi was founded on November 1, 1998 as a Public Charitable Trust. Born out of the idea of creating a professionally run organization managed by eminent business leaders as Trustees, Naandi was expected to serve as a new experiment in the socio-development sector of India. Namely, partnering with various state governments, corporate houses, international and national development organizations and showcasing large scale successful delivery of public services. Services such as elementary education with positive discrimination of girls, safe drinking water and sanitation, large scale cooperative irrigated farming in dry land areas, end-to-end sustainable agriculture in tribal areas, skilling and employment for youth, safe motherhood and early childhood development including tackling of malnutrition amongst children, or any other socio-economic issue that is looking for an efficient solution.
Thus, safe drinking water, support to elementary school going urban children, skilling for unemployed youth and agriculture marketing are the four ventures in existence over and above the free services of Naandi.