|"Gramalaya" was established in 1987 with a
group of committed youths in the field of rural development.
Gramalaya has got its legal entity by registering under
the Indian Trust Act of 1882 with a registration
No. 72/87 dated 11.06.87.
The ultimate goal of Gramalaya is to work for the amelioration
of socially downtrodden people under the integrated
rural development approach. Since, 1987, Gramalaya has
been operating in Thottiam and Thathaiengarpet Block
of Tiruchirappalli District with various development
During the year 1996, Gramalaya has extended its area
of operation in the selected slums of Tiruchirappalli
Corporation for STD / HIV / AIDS Prevention activities
with Urban slums Health and Sanitation improvement programme
and micro-credit activities from 1998 onwards.
Health and hygiene education, promotion of Self-help
groups among rural and urban women, construction of
low-cost house and latrines are the prime activities