In response to the call from MHA, Government of India and NITI Aayog, Govt. of India to join hands with the Government through District Collectors/District Magistrate, TSRD offered its 8 big buildings in the districts of South 24 Parganas (including one hospital in Gosaba block), Birbhum and South Dinajpur in West Bengal and one building in Patamda block of Jharkhand to utilize as quarantine center/community kitchen/shelter for migrated labour etc. All the branches of TSRD are keeping close contact with the State as well as respective district Govt. authorities and taking all possible measures by holding hands with Govt. and other back donors.

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Tagore Society for Rural Development (TSRD) is one of the oldest and largest civil society organization in the eastern India engaged in rural development since 1969. TSRD was founded by the then Ghandian leader Sri Jayprakash Narayan and freedom fighter Sri Pannalal Dasgupta imbibing the philosophy of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore. TSRD is working in more than 1503 villages spread in 35 blocks of two states viz. West Bengal and Jharkhand through its branch offices under the name and style of Rangabelia Project, Sagar Project, Hingalgunj Project, Bolpur Project, Tapan Project, Rajnagar-Khoirasol Project in West Bengal and Patamda Project and Maheshpur Project in Jharkhand. Name of the projects indicates their operational head office only but each of them covers numbers of villages and blocks and also works with different thematic areas. All the project areas of TSRD are situated in the remotest corners of the states like islands of Sundarbans or at the international border of Bangladesh in northern Bengal or hilly dry plateau forest base in Jharkhand. The organization has been lead by veteran freedom fighter Late Pannalal Dasgupta and later on Late Padmashree Tushar Kanjilal, the national teacher awarded by the President of India for his invaluable contribution in social service sector and presently by Shri Bilwa Gopal Chatterjee- the then worker of Khadi Movement initiated by Mahatma Ghandhi.


Our Resources

Human & Material Resource available with TSRD

A. Human Resources:

Full Time Paid Staff : 450, Contractual : 22, Village Volunteers (Paid) : 78

Expertise in different stream among full time staff:


1. Mritunjoy Mahato, M.Sc. Agriculture
2. Roni Barman, M.Sc. Agriculture
3. Manas Hembram, M.Sc. Agriculture
4. Priyabrato Mahato, M.Sc. Agriculture


1. Bipra Thakur, M.Sc. Horticulture

Civil Eng. & Watershed

1. Gyan Prakash, Diploma in Civil Eng.
2. Anand Kumar Pandey, Diploma in Civil Eng.
3. Md. Arif, Diploma in Civil Eng.
4. Surojit Mondal, Diploma in Civil Eng.
5. Mithu Das, Diploma in Civil Eng.
6. Paritosh Choudhury, Diploma in Civil Eng.
7. Jhuma Singha, Diploma in Civil Eng.
8. Brajagopal Mishra, Diploma in Civil Eng.
9. Md. Ziaul Alam, B. Tech, Civil Eng.


1. Santanu Bhattacharya, M.Sc. Botany (10 yrs. experience)
2. Pankaj Kisku, M.Sc. Environmental Sc.

Rural Development & Rural Management

1. Rupali Baksi, M.A., Rural Development (20 yrs. experience)
2. Sharif Ullah Khan, M.B.A., Rural Development
3. Jayanta Layek, M.A., Rural Development (TISS)
4. Badal Maharana, M.A., Rural Development (10 yrs. experience)
5. Mintu Kumar Mondal, M.A., Sociology

Remote Sensing & GIS

1. Amit Kumar Pandey, B.Tech (IT)

Financial Management & Accounts

1. Dwipendranath Paul, M.Com, (25 yrs. experience)
2. Partha Sarathi Sengupta, (42 yrs. experience)

Development Concept, Method & Tools

1. Papia Roy, M.A. (Philosophy) Associate Director TSRD (33 yrs. experience)


1. Lipika Sen Paul : 25 yrs. experience,
Governing Body member of TSRD, Chairperson, Government of W.B., Dist. Committee for Sexual Harassment in South Dinajpur)


1. Dr. Amitava Chowdhury, MBBS
2. Dr. Tusharkanti Halder, MBBS

Expertise of actively involved Governing Body Members

1. Bilwa Gopal Chatterjee, M. Com. (Secretary)
2. Dipankar Das, Executive Magistrate, (Joint Secretary)
3. Nandalal Bakshi, M. Com. (Treasurer)
4. Dr. Dipankar Roy, Ph.D. Folklore, (Director)
5. Prof. Dr. Prasanta Ghosh, Ph.D. (Rural Development: Viswabharati University)
6. Prof. Dr. Koushik Bramhachari, Ph.D. (Agriculture : Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidalaya)

B. Material Resources:

At Kolkata: Head Office Building-2nos, Meeting Hall-1 (nonAC)

In Saline & cyclone prone areas at Sagar & Gosaba Islands, South 24 Pgs. W.B.: Office Building-2nos. Training Hall-2nos., Guest Room- 4 nos. Dormitory-3 nos. Agro Farm, Nursery, Animal farm, Soil Testing Laboratory-1 at Gosaba, Hospital for human and animal at Gosaba

In Water Scarcity Zone at Bolpur & Rajnagar, Birbhum, W.B.- Office building-2 nos., Conference Hall-3 nos., Guest Room-5 nos. Dormitory (Bolpur) with 70 accommodation, Agro Research Farm, Nursery-2 nos.

In Flood Prone area at South Dinajpur, W.B. - Office Building-2 nos. Training Hall-1, Guest Room-3 nos. Dormitory with 30 accommodations, Agro Farm, Nursery.

In Drought Prone area at Pakur & East Singhbhum Districts, Jharkhand: Office Building-2 nos. Training Hall-2 nos. Guest Room-4 nos. Dormitory 2 nos. Agro farm & Nursery

All accommodations are non-AC. Car, Jeep, Motor cycles, Boat are available in all the branches & H.O. as per requirement. 2 - 4 computers are available in all the branches and head office.

Covering Area & Covering People of TSRD:

• Total number of village covers: 1950 divided in 42 blocks of 10 districts in two states of India viz. West Bengal and Jharkhand.
• Around 10,00,000 beneficiaries/farmers are directly involved with TSRD projects and could be involved in different farm based research activities.
• 32 Acres of own land of TSRD for Farm and Nursery could be utilized for different research activities.


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