IRDC is Accredeted by Credibility Alliance, Mumbai. It is carrying out Food & Livelihood Security programme for the poor in Raipur Block, Bankura through promotion of orchard – WADI with resources from WBREGS . Under WADI, 23 hactare of land have been covered and generating 1952 unskilled Labourers’ employment days including 374 women employment days. Irrigation facilities have been developed. As intercropping in the orchard vegetables are grown. IRDC is experienced in developing Net Planning of Micro Watersheds. For a decade Integrated Nutrition and Health Programme was accomplished till 2009 in 4 Blocks in South Zone of Bankura district and 9 Blocks of South 24 Parganas District. To reduce the infant mortality and malnutrition of the children, awareness programmes were conducted. The project has created a general awareness on Health and Nutrition among the community. Women Groups have been formed and capacitated. The programme altogether covered more than 6000 mothers and children . IRDC is implementing School Sanitation Programme and Campaign with support of the PRI. Efforts were continued to motivate the villagers to keep health environment of the schools clean. A series of Awareness Campaign organized with special emphasis on Child Health . Construction of 48 toilets for both boys and girl students with provision of water line for flushing and washing is in progress. More than 3000 school children have been benefited. Environment Awareness Campaign has been organized . The campaign components were Camps and workshops , distribution of Leaflets among the students, parents, teachers and SHGs . Padayatra Sit and Draw competition among the school students were organized.Action Components were Demonstration on Compost Pits Water body Cleaning .Participants (300 nos) were The members of SHGs, students, parents and teachers , local people including the youths.The programme was supported by the Ministry of Environment & Forests GoI under NEAC 2009-2010 through RRA . A Centrally Sponsored Grass land Development Programme on 10 ha. land at Village Bishanpur, Dist. Bankura, supported by West Bengal Co operative Milk Producers’ Federation Ltd. is in progress The Project is being implemented in collaboration with Farmers’ Groups . The ARD Department, Govt. of West Bengal has extended their cooperation to implement the programme. IRDC has Celebration of auspicious days is one of the key ingredients of our Cultural Activities. Dance and music are essential parts of the events. Birthday celebration of Rabindra Nath Tagore, Nazrul and Netaji, Independence Day were celebrated with immense zeal . Towards attaining women’s empowerment and to promote income-generating activities together with generation of skills among the women IRDC is engaged in capacity building of SHGs. Trainings and seminars conducted on health and education. Each group is given pertinent referral care and service regarding training in identified trade according to their skill and merit. To Enhance Capacity of the Adolescent Girls for Income Security and Quality Livelihood under under Kishori Shakti Yojana IRDC is rendering professional support to ICDS Sonarpur , ,BhangarI & II and Raipur Blocks. Task Areas are Skill development Initiating Quality Production Units on Diversified Products and Market Linkage. IRDC is addressing the issue of the Rights of the Children. Campaign for protection of Child Right through Cultural Programmes is initiated in 8 Villages of Raipur Block, Bankura . A series of Meetings and Home Visits were arranged for enrollment of left outs and to motivate the community for admitting their children in the school. A general awakening about children’s education is growing IRDC gathered experience in undertaking Emergency Relief Activities covering 1500 AILA victim families in 3 GP of Gosaba block, Sunderbans, in collaboration with CARE .