Genesis of People’s Resource Developchament association (PRDA) Ishok village was one of the hundreds of villages affected by construction of Ithai barrage at the conflucence of the Manipur River, the khuga River and the Ungamel channel in 1983, near Ithai village in Bishenupur . Construction of the barrage for hydro power generation led to submergence of approximately 10000 hectares of cultivable land and inhabited areas of the Ishok village(of total 80000 hectares in Bishenupur, imphal west, and Thoubal districts ). It has also caused annual recurrence of floods and submergence of the cultivable area with inflows of water from Merakhong River, Nambol River, Nambul River and back water from Loktak lake. The flood water also brings in phumdi in farm lands of Ishok and neighbouring villages from uptream lakes- Sanapat and Naorem Utrapat . After consturuction of te barrage, flood water and prolonged submergence, along withphumdis,continued damaging standing crops and farms every year.Further, there were recurrence epidemics like malaria and waterborne diseases in the area.
Being affected and concerned of the new phenomenon, the youth of village volunteered to initiate actions to reduce impacts of floods on agriculture and raise the issues of the village. This led to germination of the idea and forming a local youth club called 'The Ishok Makha Young Development Club' (IMYDC) by youthof village in1988.In Governing Body of the IMYDC decided to rename the club as People's Resource Development Association (PRDA) and hence obtained the Society Registration Act. The Assocition also registered under section 12(A) of Income Tax Act and FCRA.It is a profit,non sectarian and secular organisation.