The Government of Karnataka vide its order No.SWD:35SDC:07, Bangalore dated 31.08.2007 has ordered to set up a new Company under the provisions of Companies Act 1956 for the development of Banjara community in Karnataka.
Karnataka Thanda Development Corporation Limited has been incorporated on 23.2.2009 under the Companies Act of 1956.
It is a wholly owned by Government of Karnataka undertaking. The registered and corporate office of this organization is in Bangalore.
This corporation is under the administrative control of Social Welfare department of Government of Karnataka. The chairman is the Member of Legislative Assembly and leader of Banjara community.
The board of directors are comprise of the Principal Secretary to the Government, Social Welfare Dept, Joint Secretary, Social Welfare Dept, Joint Secretary, Finance Dept, Commissioner, Social Welfare Dept and its day to day operations are managed by the Managing Director who is also appointed by Government of Karnataka from IAS or KAS cadre officers.
The corporation is basically focusing on creating necessary infrastructure facilities like road, drinking water, sanitation, street lights, etc In all the thandas (smaller then revenue villages) settled in nearby villages, hillocks, remote area of Karnataka etc. Eventually, the State government perceived its socioeconomic issues which suffered by large number of banjara/lambani community since ages.
They are lacking in getting basic needs. To bring them on economic mainstream, or social inclusion, it is proposed with set of objectives. The main objectives of this corporation and activities are displayed in this website.