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Last Updated on September 10, 2019

Operation in state

  • Bihar
  • Chhattisgarh
  • Jharkhand
  • Madhya Pradesh
  • Odisha
  • Rajasthan
  • West Bengal
 

Thematic Areas

  • Agriculture,food and nutrition
  • CSR and Sustainability
  • Community Development
  • Energy, Environment and Climate Change
  • Livelihoods
  • Social Enterprise
  • Technology
  • Water and Sanitation
  • Women and Gender
 
 

Tax Compliance Eligibility

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

Professional Assistance for Development Action (PRADAN)

Verified Organization

Established In 1983


3, Community Shopping Centre , Niti Bagh , New Delhi , Delhi , 110019

About the organization

 

Founded in 1983, PRADAN has evolved over the past three decades as one of the most prominent Indian NGOs working on poverty alleviation. It has built a track record of quality performance, deploying high-quality human resources to work in remote rural pockets with the poor. Our work with around four million people in 8,500 villages (and many more by partnering with government and other civil society organizations) gives us the confidence to systematically engage with poor communities to help them transform their lives at a large scale. At the villages, a whole gamut of community institutions have come into existence, mass-scale social capital has been created and the leadership is ready to take charge of their own development. With various programs piloted, nearly 835,000 rural households have experienced transformation in their lives and livelihoods. And basis these pilots, prototypes have been developed for wide-scale replication in other geographies.


An immaculate track-record of efficient project implementation, coupled with the experience of innovating new avenues and approaches of development makes PRADAN the ‘go-to partner’ for the Central Government, the State Governments, and other CSOs. PRADAN is a National Support Organisation (NSO) for the Government of India and five State Governments.  Three State Governments have chosen us to be their implementation partner for their natural resource management and agriculture program.

Founded in 1983, PRADAN has evolved over the past three decades as one of the most prominent Indian NGOs working on poverty alleviation. It has built a track record of quality performance, deploying high-quality human resources to work in remote rural pockets with the poor. Our work with around four million people in 8,500 villages (and many more by partnering with government and other civil society organizations) gives us the confidence to systematically engage with poor communities to help them transform their lives at a large scale. At the villages, a whole gamut of community institutions have come into existence, mass-scale social capital has been created and the leadership is ready to take charge of their own development. With various programs piloted, nearly 835,000 rural households have experienced transformation in their lives and livelihoods. And basis these pilots, prototypes have been developed for wide-scale replication in other geographies.
An immaculate track-record of efficient project implementation, coupled with the experience of innovating new avenues and approaches of development makes PRADAN the ‘go-to partner’ for the Central Government, the State Governments, and other CSOs. PRADAN is a National Support Organisation (NSO) for the Government of India and five State Governments.  Three State Governments have chosen us to be their implementation partner for their natural resource management and agriculture program
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Special features of the organization

PRADAN’s efforts attempt to address these gaps comprehensively. Finding and facilitating solutions requires knowledge and skills. It calls for engaging with the poorest indigenous communities who are mostly small or marginal farmers. The essential requirement for such meaningful engagement is ‘empathy’. Given its founding belief that ‘the brightest must work with the poorest’, PRADAN has pioneered an approach to identify, equip and deploy young qualified professionals with empathetic and long-term commitment, and provide them the right blend of techno-managerial and socio-behavioural skills, to orchestrate sustainable change at the community level.

 

Why should a corporate partner with organization?

Professional Assistance for Development Action (PRADAN) is India’s foremost agency working on large scale rural poverty alleviation. Given the deep deprivation in rural pockets, particularly among tribal and vulnerable groups, we promote sustainable livelihoods which are integrated with work on issues of gender, governance and access to rights and entitlements.
We believe that change can be transformative and sustainable only if it is owned and led by communities. Disempowered communities are thus facilitated to visualize a better future and they are empowered through knowledge and skills to realize their vision.  We work to evolve the entire development eco-system through long term collaboration with the government and donors to alleviate mass poverty.
Founded in 1983, PRADAN has played a design improvement role in all major programs like the IRDP, NREP, SGSY, NRY, and National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) to improve the field implementation of the Government of India’s (GoI) rural development programs. PRADAN is the National Support Organisation to NRLM, the flagship rural development programme.
PRADAN trains and places well-educated people with empathy at the grassroots, who support and engage with robust collectives of women, that strive for large-scale change in human condition. PRADAN works with 764,539 families in 8,160 villages spread across 37 districts in 7 States, ~70% of who belong to most vulnerable groups such as dalits and tribals (indigenous community).
The entrenched nature of poverty in the country-side requires longer timelines of engagement, both in terms of human resources deployed as well as the critical investments on communities. Large funders and philanthropies have extended support to PRADAN for significant periods of time across varied geographies and multiple themes. These include Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), IKEA Foundation, Tata Trusts, Ford Foundation, Axis Bank Foundation and also new partners like Bank of America, Aditya Birla Capital and InterGlobe (Indigo).
Integral to PRADAN’s resource utilization approach are leverage and efficiency. Every rupee invested on PRADAN’s teams triggers INR 4 of Programme Investment in creating assets and capabilities for the poor, and translates into INR 11 of income for families.
PRADAN has been at the forefront of innovations in rural livelihoods. With thematic expertise in agriculture, livestock, natural resource management and micro-enterprise promotion, our long term partnerships with funders and institutions has enabled us to make significant impact in rural India.
There has been a considerable jump in income benchmarks with 20% of the intervened households attaining annual gross income levels in the range of Rs. 80,000 to Rs. 120,000. Another 31% earned a gross income between Rs. 40,000 and Rs. 80,000 annually. Besides creating social capital, our livelihoods improvement work with our communities produces incomes of Rs 12,500 million annually.
PRADAN has helped promote sectoral Institutions like Tasar Development Foundation (TDF) and National Small holder Poultry Development Trust (NSPDT), for small landholders which are among the largest organised efforts in the country.
Besides economic empowerment, systematic engagement by our professionals embedded in the community has helped women from marginalized communities come together as strong collective forces, empowered to engage confidently in their households and with different stakeholders. Political empowerment scores for women show a significant improvement in PRADAN’s project area. Women taking their own decision to vote have moved up from 31% to 52%. 31% of women SHG members participated in Gram Sabhas compared to only 14% women who are not part of SHGs.               
PRADAN’s work has also received recognition through several prestigious awards, including the ‘NGO of the Year’ award in 2006 by Nand and Jeet Khemka Foundation, and the Resource Alliance Group. In 2009, Deep Joshi, the co-founder of PRADAN, was conferred the Ramon Magsaysay Award for his “pioneering work in rural communities”. He was also conferred the Padma Shree by the President of India in 2010. In 2015, PRADAN was awarded the Times of India (TOI) Social Impact Award in the Best NGO (livelihoods) category. In 2017, PRADAN was awarded the best social enterprise award by Business Standard.
For more information, please visit Link.
Professional Assistance for Development Action (PRADAN) is India’s foremost agency working on large scale rural poverty alleviation. Given the deep deprivation in rural pockets, particularly among tribal and vulnerable groups, we promote sustainable livelihoods which are integrated with work on issues of gender, governance and access to rights and entitlements.
We believe that change can be transformative and sustainable only if it is owned and led by communities. Disempowered communities are thus facilitated to visualize a better future and they are empowered through knowledge and skills to realize their vision.  We work to evolve the entire development eco-system through long term collaboration with the government and donors to alleviate mass poverty.
Founded in 1983, PRADAN has played a design improvement role in all major programs like the IRDP, NREP, SGSY, NRY, and National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) to improve the field implementation of the Government of India’s (GoI) rural development programs. PRADAN is the National Support Organisation to NRLM, the flagship rural development programme.
PRADAN trains and places well-educated people with empathy at the grassroots, who support and engage with robust collectives of women, that strive for large-scale change in human condition. PRADAN works with 764,539 families in 8,160 villages spread across 37 districts in 7 States, ~70% of who belong to most vulnerable groups such as dalits and tribals (indigenous community).
The entrenched nature of poverty in the country-side requires longer timelines of engagement, both in terms of human resources deployed as well as the critical investments on communities. Large funders and philanthropies have extended support to PRADAN for significant periods of time across varied geographies and multiple themes. These include Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), IKEA Foundation, Tata Trusts, Ford Foundation, Axis Bank Foundation and also new partners like Bank of America, Aditya Birla Capital and InterGlobe (Indigo).
Integral to PRADAN’s resource utilization approach are leverage and efficiency. Every rupee invested on PRADAN’s teams triggers INR 4 of Programme Investment in creating assets and capabilities for the poor, and translates into INR 11 of income for families.
PRADAN has been at the forefront of innovations in rural livelihoods. With thematic expertise in agriculture, livestock, natural resource management and micro-enterprise promotion, our long term partnerships with funders and institutions has enabled us to make significant impact in rural India.
There has been a considerable jump in income benchmarks with 20% of the intervened households attaining annual gross income levels in the range of Rs. 80,000 to Rs. 120,000. Another 31% earned a gross income between Rs. 40,000 and Rs. 80,000 annually. Besides creating social capital, our livelihoods improvement work with our communities produces incomes of Rs 12,500 million annually.
PRADAN has helped promote sectoral Institutions like Tasar Development Foundation (TDF) and National Small holder Poultry Development Trust (NSPDT), for small landholders which are among the largest organised efforts in the country.
Besides economic empowerment, systematic engagement by our professionals embedded in the community has helped women from marginalized communities come together as strong collective forces, empowered to engage confidently in their households and with different stakeholders. Political empowerment scores for women show a significant improvement in PRADAN’s project area. Women taking their own decision to vote have moved up from 31% to 52%. 31% of women SHG members participated in Gram Sabhas compared to only 14% women who are not part of SHGs.               
PRADAN’s work has also received recognition through several prestigious awards, including the ‘NGO of the Year’ award in 2006 by Nand and Jeet Khemka Foundation, and the Resource Alliance Group. In 2009, Deep Joshi, the co-founder of PRADAN, was conferred the Ramon Magsaysay Award for his “pioneering work in rural communities”. He was also conferred the Padma Shree by the President of India in 2010. In 2015, PRADAN was awarded the Times of India (TOI) Social Impact Award in the Best NGO (livelihoods) category. In 2017, PRADAN was awarded the best social enterprise award by Business Standard.
Professional Assistance for Development Action (PRADAN) is India’s foremost agency working on large scale rural poverty alleviation. Given the deep deprivation in rural pockets, particularly among tribal and vulnerable groups, we promote sustainable livelihoods which are integrated with work on issues of gender, governance and access to rights and entitlements.We believe that change can be transformative and sustainable only if it is owned and led by communities. Disempowered communities are thus facilitated to visualize a better future and they are empowered through knowledge and skills to realize their vision.  We work to evolve the entire development eco-system through long term collaboration with the government and donors to alleviate mass poverty.Founded in 1983, PRADAN has played a design improvement role in all major programs like the IRDP, NREP, SGSY, NRY, and National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) to improve the field implementation of the Government of India’s (GoI) rural development programs. PR DAN is the National Support Organisation to NRLM, the flagship rural development programme.PRADAN trains and places well-educated people with empathy at the grassroots, who support and engage with robust collectives of women, that strive for large-scale change in human condition. PRADAN works with 764,539 families in 8,160 villages spread across 37 districts in 7 States, ~70% of who belong to most vulnerable groups such as dalits and tribals (indigenous community).The entrenched nature of poverty in the country-side requires longer timelines of engagement, both in terms of human resources deployed as well as the critical investments on communities. Large funders and philanthropies have extended support to PRADAN for significant periods of time across varied geographies and multiple themes. These include Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), IKEA Foundation, Tata Trusts, Ford Foundation, Axis Bank Foundation and also new partners like Bank of America, Aditya Birla Capital and InterGlobe (Indigo).Integral  o PRADAN’s resource utilization approach are leverage and efficiency. Every rupee invested on PRADAN’s teams triggers INR 4 of Programme Investment in creating assets and capabilities for the poor, and translates into INR 11 of income for families.PRADAN has been at the forefront of innovations in rural livelihoods. With thematic expertise in agriculture, livestock, natural resource management and micro-enterprise promotion, our long term partnerships with funders and institutions has enabled us to make significant impact in rural India.There has been a considerable jump in income benchmarks with 20% of the intervened households attaining annual gross income levels in the range of Rs. 80,000 to Rs. 120,000. Another 31% earned a gross income between Rs. 40,000 and Rs. 80,000 annually. Besides creating social capital, our livelihoods improvement work with our communities produces incomes of Rs 12,500 million annually.PRADAN has helped promote sectoral Institutions like Tasar Development Foundation (TDF) and Na ional Small holder Poultry Development Trust (NSPDT), for small landholders which are among the largest organised efforts in the country.Besides economic empowerment, systematic engagement by our professionals embedded in the community has helped women from marginalized communities come together as strong collective forces, empowered to engage confidently in their households and with different stakeholders. Political empowerment scores for women show a significant improvement in PRADAN’s project area. Women taking their own decision to vote have moved up from 31% to 52%. 31% of women SHG members participated in Gram Sabhas compared to only 14% women who are not part of SHGs.               PRADAN’s work has also received recognition through several prestigious awards, including the ‘NGO of the Year’ award in 2006 by Nand and Jeet Khemka Foundation, and the Resource Alliance Group. In 2009, Deep Joshi, the co-founder of PRADAN, was conferred the Ramon Magsaysay Award for his “pioneering work in rural communiti s”. He was also conferred the Padma Shree by the President of India in 2010. In 2015, PRADAN was awarded the Times of India (TOI) Social Impact Award in the Best NGO (livelihoods) category. In 2017, PRADAN was awarded the best social enterprise award by Business Standard.
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Chief Functionary

Name :  
Souparno Chatterjee
 
Designation :  
Executive
 
Email :  
souparno@pradan.net
 
 

Contact

Name :  
Souparno Chatterjee
 
Designation :  
Executive
 
Email 1 :  
souparno@pradan.net
 
Phone :  
01204800800
 
 

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