Agriculture and Social Development Society (ASDS), a non profit, non governmental, right-based development organization, has been striving to empower the marginalized tribal communities in agency areas of Chintoor and VR Puram mandals of Khammam District, Andhra Pradesh. ASDS, set up in 1985, primarily works with ‘NATWAN SANGHAM’ (in Koya language, Natwan means woman), a tribal federation of 3500 women members, on wide-ranging issues, encompassing agriculture, education, gender, heatlh, natural resource management etc., for holistic development of tribal communities.