Village Reconstruction Organisation, familiarly known as VRO, was founded on June 6th, 1969 in the wake of disastrous floods in Coastal Andhra Pradesh especially around Guntur, Krishna and Prakasam Districts. It was registered as Village Reconstruction Organisation on 6th October 1971. The Original aim was to extend relief and rehabilitation measures to the victims of endemic natural calamities such as cyclones, and floods in the East Coast Region of South India. To start with, it was a Relief Organisation which in the later years became a development-oriented Organisation. It is a secular, non-profit voluntary organization.

In the beginning, VRO’s Services are in the States of Andhra Pradesh, Tamilnadu, Pondicherry, Maharashtra & Odisha. At present, the service presence is confined to the East Coast States of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamilnadu, and Odisha periodically affected by natural calamities.

Governing Board

Dr.P.V. Ramesh, IAS (Rtd),
Dr.P.V. Ramesh, IAS (Rtd), President
Smt MME Kavitha David,
Smt MME Kavitha David,Secretary
Sr.K.L. Joshi,
Sr.K.L. Joshi,Treasurer
Venkatapathi Kolagani (Velangani Raju SJ)
Venkatapathi Kolagani (Velangani Raju SJ) Operational Director
Sri D. Chakrapani IAS (Rtd.,)
Sri D. Chakrapani IAS (Rtd.,) Member
Sri G. Jayaprakash Babu, Advocate,
Sri G. Jayaprakash Babu, Advocate,Member
Dr. Subhasini Tsapa,
Dr. Subhasini Tsapa,Member
Dr.Fr. Emmanuel, SJ,
Dr.Fr. Emmanuel, SJ,Exofficio Member


  • BIVRO – Belgium

  • BischöflichesHilfswerkMisereore.V. Aachen – Germany

  • Entwicklungshilfeklub – Vienna

  • Indienhilfe e. V., Kelkheim – Germany

  • IVRO, Turin – Italy

  • Jesuiten Mission, Nurnberg – Germany

  • Jesuiten-weltweit, Zurich – Switzerland

  • Sonnenhaus, Beuron – Germany

  • Theresa Heil – Haar – Germany

  • VRO Germany– Freiburg

  • DEMAINS – France

  • Nicopeja Onlus, Udine – Italy

  • Swiss Friends – Switzerland

  • SCIAF, Caritas Scotland