DRCSC, Working on Sustainable Agriculture Practices and Methods since 1982!

About Us

Development Research Communication and Services Centre (DRCSC), non-governmental development organization was formed in 1982 as a resource centre for the collection, collation and dissemination of knowledge and skills regarding sustainable agriculture and alternative livelihood. However, since 1992, DRCSC was focused on improving food and livelihood security of the rural poor through scientific management of natural resources and community based initiatives on the basis of principles and actions, that are environment friendly, economically appropriate, socially just and developed by mutual cooperation. Presently, DRCSC works with a network of local NGOs and Mutual Cooperation Groups for implementing different projects and programmes.

Our Values

Image We are a learning organisation
Image We ensure that our decision-making is open and transparent
Image We follow principles of mutual cooperation and social justice
Image We undertake participatory actions that are environment friendly, economically feasible,    equitable socially & viable.
Image We remain accountable to the people for whom we work and for effective utilisation of the    resources entrusted to us
Image We are committed to protect the planet's scarce resources for the sake of future generations
Image We encourage equal participation of women in all decision making forums

We work primarily with...

Image Small, marginal and resource poor farmers
Image Landless labourers and sharecroppers
Image Unemployed youth
Image School going and non--school going adolescents

Our target groups are indigenous communities, backward classes, socially vulnerable people with special emphasis on empowring women

We work in 11 districts of West Bengal

Image Semi arid region - Birbhum, Bankura, Purulia and Paschim Medinipur
Image Sundarbans - North and South 24 Parganas
Image Flood prone region - East Medinipur, Murshidabad, Howrah
Image Hilly / foothill region - Jalpaiguri, Alipurduar

We are active in about 7 states of India and in Bangladesh, Japan, Cambodia through our support service facilities like capacity building, making audio visuals etc.