Garden Reach Slum Development
SECTOR: Development
SUB SECTOR: Community Development
% Spent on beneficiaries
Financial Score:
Age: 33 Years
Tax Benefit: 50%
Foreign donations:
Location(s): Work in progress.
Issues Addressed:
Work in progress.
Supported by:
Work in progress.
Key Trustees:
Ms. Mandira Chakroborty, President
Mr. Mahtab Alam, General Secretary
Sector Comparison:
Beneficiary Spend:
Average: 83.6% Highest: 100.0% Lowest: 9.5%
Average: Rs86 lac Highest: Rs9 cr Lowest: Rs45,032
How much to donate
See our recommended NGOs
Garden Reach Slum Development (GRSD) was established to empower the community with interventions in health, education, skill development and economic regeneration.

GRSD operates in the rural areas as well as the slums of urban Kolkata. GRSD has undertaken the following programmes during FY2014:

  • Education: Under this wing, GRSD has launched nine different projects to educate every child irrespective of its caste, creed, sex or physical as well as mental condition. Elementary education and training in different vocations are provided to children belonging to lower income groups. GRSD has trained 150 children in 2013 under its computer education project and 200 students were enrolled in 2014.
  • Home for Destitute Women: With the help of the Government, GRSD runs Aasra,  a home for destitute women in Usti in West-Bengal under the SWADHAR scheme. Women belonging to the age group 18-45 are admitted in this home and currently 30 women reside here. Girls between the ages of 7-20 are placed in another home in Metia bruz branch of GRSD.
  • Vocational Training: A one month course was conducted in Jewellery designing with the help of Sindhar Gems & Jewellery (India) Pvt. Ltd. 65 young boys and girls took part in this program.
  • Health: Volunteers at GRSD reach out to slum dwellers and the most neglected communities to provide basic healthcare services. The organisation started Community Health Care Centre (CHCC) and 24-hour free ambulance service for marginalized families. Several medical camps and awareness drives were conducted throughout the year. Small clinics were set up across multiple locations for easy reach.
  • Women Empowerment: In 1999, GRSD introduced the concept of Self-Help Groups for women with an aim to improve their financial position, shape their money managing skills which would result in boosting their confidence. Besides this, women are trained in various technical as well as non-technical skills so that they can become self-reliant. Campaigns on legal rights of women and adult education are held regularly.
  • Emergency Relief: GRSD plays an active role in collecting and distributing essentials/emergency relief materials after any natural calamity or whenever the need arises.
1 cr
1 cr
Source : Audit Report 2014
HYNGO India Pvt Ltd (hereinafter referred as 'HelpYourNGO’) is an organization to help donors compare NGO financials across multiple parameters and make informed donation decisions. We help NGOs become more transparent, highlight their work and support their growth. Information contained herein should not be construed to be an advertisement or solicitation for donations for non-governmental organizations or other charitable organizations listed in this Website. HelpYourNGO shall not be responsible for any loss or liability incurred to the user as a consequence of his or any other person on his behalf taking any financial, investment or other decisions based on the information, reports, analysis, etc. provided on the Website. All content and information is provided on an "As Is" basis and believed to be reliable but HelpYourNGO does not warrant its completeness or accuracy and expressly disclaims all warranties and conditions of any kind, whether express or implied.
As a condition to accessing HelpYourNGO content and website, you agree to our Terms and Conditions of Use, available here.
© HYNGO India Private Limited. All rights reserved.
Any act of copying, reproducing or distributing any content whether wholly or in part, for any purpose without the permission of HelpYourNGO is strictly prohibited and shall be deemed to be copyright infringement.