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.
We are a learning organisation
We ensure that our decision-making is open and transparent
We follow principles of mutual cooperation and social justice
We undertake participatory actions that are environment friendly, economically feasible, equitable socially & viable.
We remain accountable to the people for whom we work and for effective utilisation of the resources entrusted to us
We are committed to protect the planet's scarce resources for the sake of future generations
We encourage equal participation of women in all decision making forums
We work primarily with...
Small, marginal and resource poor farmers
Landless labourers and sharecroppers
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
Semi arid region - Birbhum, Bankura, Purulia and Paschim Medinipur
Sundarbans - North and South 24 Parganas
Flood prone region - East Medinipur, Murshidabad, Howrah
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.