Highrange Development Society(HDS)

About The Organisation

The Highrange Development Society(HDS) is a secular social Service Society, Registered under the Travancore/ Cochin Literary, Scientific and Charitable Act XII of 1955, with the Reg.No.I-231/2003. It is the official organ of the Department of social Works of the Diocese of Idukki.


Our operational area covers approximately 3000  sq. kilometers,which includes three Revenue Tahesils of Idukki District namely, Devikulam, Udumpanchola and Thodupuzha.

It has a population of 7,95,846. Agriculture is the  backbone of the economy since  major chunk of the population is small and marginal  farmers and  agricultural labours.

The project area  covers over 11500 tribals in various settlements. These aborigines are concentrated in the forests. They are socially, economically, educationally and culturally backward.

About Idukki District

Idukki is the most beautiful District in Kerala with friendly natives and fabulous nature.With a rich cultural heritage and significant history the place is what other than a tourists delight! Idukki has made its mark on the world tourism map with a vast expanse of natural tropical undergrowth and the second largest arch dam in Asia.50% of the district covered with forest.we welcome you to Idukki.