Social Welfare & Rural Development Society (SWRDS)
SECTOR: Education
UN Sustainable Development Goal:
Goal 3: Good Health and Well Being
Goal 4: Quality Education
% Spent on beneficiaries
Financial Score:
Age: 34 Years
Tax Benefit: 50%
Foreign donations:
Location(s): Work in progress.
Issues Addressed:
Work in progress.
Supported by:
Work in progress.
Key Trustees:
Mr. Pranab Kumar Harh, President Mr. Balai Chandra Khan, Vice President
Mr. Santinath Ray, Secretary Mr. Debasish Harh, Asst. Secretary
Mr. Mrityunjoy Roy, Treasurer Mr. Amiya Kumar Bera, Member
Mr. Sandipan Ray, Member Mrs. Sunita Ray, Member
Mrs. Deepali Monda, Member Mrs. Kajal Bhunia, Member
Mrs. Amita Manna, Member
Sector Comparison:
Beneficiary Spend:
Average: 82.9% Highest: 100.0% Lowest: 38.0%
Average: Rs4 cr Highest: Rs75 cr Lowest: Rs1 lac
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Social Welfare & Rural Development Society (SWRDS) was established in 1988 in Paschim Medinipur district of West Bengal. The NGO works for the upliftment of the poor people living in the rural areas of West Bengal.

Their activities include:

  • Education: Since 1993, SWRDS has been running a Nursery-Cum-Primary School which is now a Junior High School for the education of the poor, illiterate, and backward class children. Students are provided free books, uniforms, bags, stationery, and mid-day meals. Currently over 350 students, mostly dropouts and child-labourers are being provided education from Nursey to Class IX. SWRDS also runs two Adult Education Centres and a Rural Library Unit.
  • Day-Care Centre: As part of their poverty eradication program, the Centre (capacity 50 elderly citizens) provides basic services (free medicines, nutritious meals, recreation, etc.) to people living below the poverty line with support from the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment.  
  • Old Age Home: Since 1994, SWRDS is running the Home for elderly citizens with financial help from the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment. The Home can accommodate 25 residents, who are provided free boarding, lodging, food, medicines, clothes and recreational facilities.
  • Income Generation: SWRDS provides training in various fields to the poor, especially women, and encourages formation of Self-Help Groups. These trainings include handloom weaving, jute handicrafts, potato and jute cultivation, pisciculture, gardening, etc.
  • Anath Ashram: The NGO runs a Destitute Home for underprivileged students in the locality whose parents do not have enough time to look after them. The NGO bears the complete cost of education and lodging of 10 such students.
  • Health: SWRDS runs a Charitable Dispensary Unit for the poor and offers free Homeopathy and Allopathic treatments. The NGO also provides door-to-door general health services and free medicines to women and children. It conducts awareness camps on HIV/AIDS and the negative impact of drug addiction. It has set up a Rehabilitation Center to treat addicts and provide rehabilitation services. SWRDS is planning to set up a Mini Rural Hospital in the locality.
  • Crèche Centre: SWRDS runs 6 Crèche units for the children of those landless labourers who have to go outside their locality for work.
34 lac
38 lac
Source : Audit Report 2016
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