Rural Education and Development Foundation (Read) is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization dedicated to the promotion and improvement of the Socio-economic welfare of the people of the suppressed and oppressed communities. This organization was registered as a Trust under the Indian Trust act 1882 on 5th March1996 at Pudukkottai. The Registration number is 94/96. This Trust is also registered under FCRA and is entitled to receive foreign funds.

The target area of Read is Illuppur and Kulathur Taluk of Pudukkottai District, Tamilnadu and covers a population of 482,104. The target groups of Read are people living in abject poverty especially women belonging to oppressed communities and children at risk.


To uplift socio-economically marginalized rural community to the more equitable world.


Awareness generation, education and economic development programmes through community organizations

Legal Status

Year of Establishment : 01 - March – 1995
Legal Status : Registration under the Indian Trust Act 1882
Registration No : 94/96
Date of Registration : 05.03.1996
FCRA Number : 076050061     Date 02. December 2002
Pan Number : AAATR 6754 J    Date 04 November 0