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Seven Sisters Development Assistance (SeSTA)

Last Updated on November 15, 2022

Operation in state

  • Assam
  • Tripura
  • Meghalaya

Thematic Areas

  • Agriculture,food and nutrition
  • Bio-diversity and Wildlife
  • Community Development
  • Disaster Management
  • Energy, Environment and Climate Change
  • Livelihoods
  • Social Enterprise
  • Women and Gender

Tax Compliance Eligibility

  • 80G (for 50% tax benefits)
  • 12 A (Tax exemption for NGO income)
  • FCRA (Eligible for international funding)
  • Organization Registration Certificate

Seven Sisters Development Assistance (SeSTA)

Under Review

Established In 2011

Registration No. :CSR00000087

House no. 08, 2nd Floor, Panchavati , G.N.B Road, Silpukhuri , Guwahati , Assam , 781003

About the organization

Registered in the year 2011 under the Societies Registration Act (SRA), 1860, SeSTA was conceived to put systematic effort into the socio-economic development of Northeastern states by enhancing the capabilities of poor communities, promoting and strengthening their institutions to facilitate them out of poverty. Currently, SeSTA works with 71,270 families in 2021 villages spread across 22 districts in three states - Assam, Meghalaya, and Tripura.

With an approach that involves collectivizing women from marginalized communities to enhance their capabilities, SeSTA has strengthened the livelihood system of more than 1 lakh women farmers. Also, the organization’s scientific agriculture interventions in food and vegetable crops and intensification of the diversification of other livelihood practices like piggery, goat rearing, fisheries, mushroom cultivation, and solar power-driven initiatives have been helping communities to lead economically self-sufficient lives.SeSTA, with the help of the community and its professionals working on the ground, has strengthened the Self-Help Groups (SHGs), Village Organizations (VOs), Producer Groups (PGs), and Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) which have, in turn, impacted the lives of over 200,000 economically and socially deprived people in the villages.

The organization follows the principles of Integrated Natural Resources Management (INRM) for optimal utilization of resources. One of the key focuses over the decade has been the promotion of a market-centric Agri-economy. Another key strategic approach since 2015 has been individual asset creation under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA). This is coupled with creating access to entitlements for poor families under various government schemes.SeSTA is also the technical support partner for State Rural Livelihoods Mission in Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Meghalaya, and Mizoram apart from being a direct engagement partner in Assam and Tripura. The organization has been supported on projects by renowned agencies in the development space in India including Tata Trusts, APPI, Indigo, NABARD, and the UN.

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Special features of the organization

  • Presence in 1000+ villages spread across 15 districts in 3 states.
  • Working with nearly 40,000 households through 3800 SHGs and PGs.
  • Livelihood support to 25,000 families.
  • Trained over 5341 grassroots workers in State Rural Livelihoods Missions of Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya.
  • Supporting 12 FPOs, 10360 members.
  • 86 professionals engaged in grassroots.
  • 2300 irrigation structures for small and marginal farmers.
  • Grooming of nearly 322 community cadres in SeSTA’s working areas to support SHGs and livelihood activities.

Why should a corporate partner with organization?

With over 10 years of expertize in handling CSR projects, SeSTA believes that it is not just about the work which defines our existence but it is also about the people, who forms the organization. Our field professionals are skilled with variouslivelihood practices which they train to the rural communities. We have a great outreach in the entire northeast region and have 40 field offices. We maintain a transparent and detailed documentation of our work with timely reporting to all the updates and activities. We give much emphasis on the quality of work and its timely delivery. We focus on the long time impact of the projects we handle and have a great state of art infrastructure. We have departments within the organization such as Operations, HR, Finance, Fundraising & Communications, Convergence and IT MIS. Overall, we follow a systematic approach of work and each and every professional here is valued as a leader.


Chief Functionary

Name :  
Mohiuddin Ahmed
Designation :  
Executive Director
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Name :  
Kaustav Bordoloi
Designation :  
Fundraising and Communications Executive
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Project Detail of Organization

Catalyzing Robust Livelihood with small and Marginal women farmers of Assam
Project Type: CSR
Small and marginal farmers constitute 62 percent of total farming community in Assam and largely....
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