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1986- started the activities as the social organ of Thamarassery dioceses. The starting project was Save A Family In India under the leadership of Fr. Vincent Ezhanikatt. The project was assisted by Save A family Canada.
1989 The social organ was registered as a NGO under societies Act of 1860,Center for Overall
Development( COD ). The First Director was Fr. Jhon Karliparmbil. Msgr. George Thadathil was the president
1990 Started Micro finance at parish level as Credit Unions. With help of caritas India conducted
animation program for credit union members, this programs helped them to uplift the living standards
and changed the out look. To help the farmers ,with the help of Anert and State Agricultural department
started to implement the use of alternative energy recourses like Bio Gas and Solar.
1991 Realizing the need of income generation to the poorest of the poor COD started to give training for the poor people, thereby making them to earn more income through self employment. Conducted survey to find out the homeless and assisted them to build a house.
1992 started Janasoubhagya Program- it was started for the less gifted woman folk of the villages to find a living through food processing and herbal medicine preparations with the support of Save A Family Canada.
1993 As part of expanding the activities to the other segments of the society COD started functioning in schools by forming Nature Fraternity Club. The thoughts of finding a permanent solution for the well being of house wife’s COD stated Ayalkoottanghal. And 1993 witnessed Farwell Msgr. George Thadathiland Welcome to Msgr. Francis Aruparayil.