NIDS is a non-governmental organization, registered under the Travancore Cochin Literary Scientific and Charitable Societies Registration Act XII of 1955. The organization started its activities in 1996.It is established to serve the society irrespective of caste creed and religion, under the auspices of the Diocese of Neyyattinkara. The operational areas of this organization are the two taluks, Neyyattinkara and Nedumangad in the district of Trivandrum. For the consolidation of Developmental programmes in the operational areas, NIDS has devised a developmental strategy appropriate to the need of the people and the area. Accordingly, NIDS concentrate its activities in six areas namely, Socio-Economic Development, Agriculture Development, Women and Child Development, Health and Anti-alcoholism, Labour Justice & Peace, and Tribal, Dalit’s and Backward Development.
“Creation of a just society based on Human Values.”