Neighbourhood Groups (NHGs) are the primary units of the Kudumbashree community organisation. NHG are normally known as ayalkoottam. All the ADSs in a Panchayat/Municipality are then affiliated to a Community Development Society (CDS). Those who completed 18 years of age will get membership in special NHG for Transgender. The grassroots of Kudumbashree are Neighbourhood Groups (NHG in short) that send representatives to the ward level Area Development Societies (ADS).