Janapada Seva Trust is a voluntary organisation functioning in and around Melkote a mofussil town in Mandya District of Karnataka, India since 1960. Inspired by the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi and Sarvodaya philosophy the Trust has been striving to create a non-violent, egalitarian order of society. Its core area of work is welfare, education, rural industry, environment and agriculture.
Over the years the Trust has built a fine infrastructure for its activities. The accent of the Trust is on self-help and people's involvement, the Trust seeks support not so much from the State as from people who care.