Sabuj Sangha

location: KolkataWest Bengal

Donation Option Amount INR Actions
Help a mother living in a remote village deliver a healthy child and ensure safe motherhood
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You can provide much needed access to healthcare in remote islands of Sunderban by donating to our fund
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Provide one month nutrition and health care to a first generation learner in our residential home
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Educate a child attending the coaching classes of Sabuj Sangha in suburban Kolkata for a year
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General Fund
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Sabuj Sangha looks forward to an egalitarian society where people enjoy equal rights and access to equal opportunities.
Sabuj Sangha, the organisation, evolved from a small club initiated in 1964 in Nandakumarpur in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal, India. It started working in a more focused manner as a non-government organisation, considering and addressing the remoteness and vulnerability of the Sunderbans region.
Mr. Ansuman Das is with Sabuj Sangha since its genesis in 1992. He has been the chief functionary of the organization, then deputed as the secretary, and now as the director of the organization. Mr. Das had started the journey from a grass root level organization covering villages under 1 Gram Panchayat, addressing a population of 30,000 with a turnover of around 200,000 INR. Now it operates extensively over 3 districts, catering a population of 1 million through projects of various International NGOs like GOAL-Ireland, Concern Worlwide-Ireland,SUAS-Ireland, Water For People-USA, PGWS-USA, ADFT-USA, ASTI-USA etc.
Full time staff :18
Part time staff:0
Contract staff :151
Volunteers: 0
Total Receipts for 2015-2016 is INR 32385557
Total Payments for 2015-2016 is INR 36984309
Activities and reach for the latest full Financial Year
No of pregnant women received Pre-natal care and Antenatal care: 1641
No. of poor women capacitated for running bakery and producing nutritious food: 10
No. of poor families provided supported for pond-based integrated farming: 141
No. of adolescent girls capacitated for nursing: 20
No of patients benefited through clinical services: 400
No of SHG women provided loan for income generation: 141
No of children covered under bridge coaching course & coaching centres: 525
No. of families capacitated to cope with practicing vermi compost: 39
No. of household toilets built: 419
No of children covered under residential school: 35
No of patients treated through OPD: 7500
No. children provided education through model school: 185
Self generated ( fees/ subscriptions/ interest/ community contributions/ proceeds from sale of goods or services produced by the organisation etc.)10,437,21416,948,09610,831,792
Donation from Indian individuals through GiveIndia1,102,7911,293,835495,502
Other donations from Indian individuals1,194,367944,9861,268,731
Donations from foreign individuals through GiveIndia44,24311,79813,688
Other donations from foreign individuals6,898105,163443,673
Grants from Indian sources ( trusts/ govt/ companies/ foundations)9,665,95511,602,6199,848,932
Grants from International sources ( under FCRA)9,934,0897,873,7877,276,383
Sale of assets000
Total Receipts32,385,55738,780,28430,178,701
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PAYMENTS (Capital)
Capital items purchased for the organisation, excluding investment ( Fixed Deposits etc.)162,900648,295549,110
Capital items purchased for beneficiaries2,574,50179,41595,885
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PAYMENTS (Revenue)
Programme related2015-20162014-20152013-2014
Salaries and benefits7,241,1488,812,4059,382,155
Staff training44,005916,68989,792
Staff travel358,855485,613504,137
Consultant's fees50,0005,00066,000
Office support expenses ( rent/ telephone/ electricty etc.)162,278275,4251,024,663
Materials procurred ( consummables as seed/ food/ books/ provisions etc.)907,322807,252210,057
Grants/ donations given to other organisations as part of programme000
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)2,559,9331,751,199770,811
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Non-programme related2015-20162014-20152013-2014
Salaries and benefits2,228,5892,677,4022,111,723
Staff training25,780103,3090
Staff travel205,791404,583245,306
Office support expenses ( rent/ repairs/ telephone/ electricity etc.)129,327163,662101,431
Communication ( correspondence/ Annual Reports/ brochures/ appeals/ website etc.)102,34026,117116,763
Consultants' fees ( audit/ legal/ programme )227,884517,068163,500
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)48,169155,6581,265,834
Other non-programme expenses5,786,0325,489,4062,668,369
Total Payments36,984,30934,838,86433,992,136
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 Registration Details
Sr. Type of Registration
1 Society [No.S/16979 of 1975-1976]
2 PAN Number:AACTS8436Q
3 12-A [No.DIT(E)/S-808E/225/97-98]
4 80G [No.DIT(E)/20228E/225/1997-98]
5 FCRA [No.147110293]
6 35AC [No.]
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 Das Dipak & Co
 82, Ultadanga Main Road,Natural View
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 Staff Remuneration (INR)
Gross salary plus benefits paid to staff (in INR) p.m. Male Female Total
 less than 5,0003285117
 5,000 – 10,00020424
 10,000 – 25,00016218
 25,000 – 50,000202
 50,000 – 1,00,000101
 Greater than 1,00,000000
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Total annual payments consultants (in INR)Number of consultants
 less than 5,0000
 5,000 – 10,0001
 10,000 – 25,0002
 25,000 – 50,0002
 50,000 – 1,00,0001
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 Staff Remuneration (p.a.)
1 Highest Paid: INR 480000
2 Lowest Paid: INR 24000
3 Head of the Organisation: INR 111000
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 Board Expenses
Sr. Detail Amount(INR)
1 International travel0
2 Domestic travel253765
3 Local conveyance372062
4 Entertainment expenses0
5 Other0
  Total 625827
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Annual Report & Audited Financials
1Annual report not available.
2Audited Financial Report not available.
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Board Members
SI.Name (Age)Gender, Position, Gross Remuneration, Relation to other members
1 Saradindu Benerjee
 Female, Member , INR 0.00,
2 Dr. Meenakshi Chatterjee
 Male, Vice President , INR 0.00,
3 Dr Syama Prasad Sinharoy
 Male, Member , INR 0.00,
4 Alok Rani Bhuniya
 Female, Asst. Secretary, INR 0.00,
5 Gouranga Bihari Roy
 Male, Member , INR 0.00,
6 Devi Rani Jana
 Female, Member , INR 0.00,
7 Ansuman Das
 Male, Secretary cum Director , INR 111,000.00,
8 Sibasankar Giri
 Male, President , INR 96,000.00,
9 Bhabesh Chandra Mondal
 Male, Treasurer , INR 0.00,
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Board Members Background
1 Saradindu Benerjee MSc. In Chemistry, 63 years old Mr. Banerjee has a long association with social sector as he has been associated with Children International for couple of years as a Director and currently associated with various social forums like SHG Promotional Forum. With his enormous experience in social sector, he is playing a vital role in building apt strategies for the actions taken by Sabuj Sangha.
2 Dr. Meenakshi Chatterjee Currently 59 years of age,she is a HOD Basantidevi College under Calcutta University and involved with the organization for last 1 year to support the organization in developing strategic directions and specifically helping the organization in building up visions in Education.
3 Dr Syama Prasad Sinharoy Aformer employee of the Central Ground Water Board and the Convener of the West Bengal task Force on Arsenic, Dr. Sinha Roy has been involved with Sabuj Sangha for the last 5 years. He is currently 73 years of age and provides strategic development support to the organization and technical support in the area of water resource management.
4 Alok Rani Bhuniya A homemaker of 52 years of age, who took up the social cause of domestic violence and anchored the growth and development of the women's movement of Sabuj Sangha in the Sundarbans. Smt. Alok Rani provides strategic support to the Sundarban Women's Development Society, the collective of women SHGs in the Sundarbans and oversees the formation of women's groups and organizing women to undertake the various empowerment initiatives of the organization.
5 Gouranga Bihari Roy 65 years of age, Mr. Roy is a retired WBCS Officer and being real passionate to developmental work is associated with the organization for last one year to support it with his strategic visions and also helping the organisation in different government projects as he has got a vast experience in working with the government.
6 Devi Rani Jana Smt. Debi Rani Jana began her career as a social animator with Sabuj Sangha's women empowerment programme. Currently 54 years of age, Mrs. Jana over the years has established herself as a role model for other women; hailing from a very poor family she has managed to not only support her family but also earned the respect of the community and currently functions as the Secretary, Sundarbans Women Development Society.
7 Ansuman Das Das has joined Sabuj Sangha in the year 1992 and brought with him the dynamism and leadership that has transformed Sabuj Sangha from a NGO in the Sundarbans to its current status. Currently he is 49 years of age and extremely hardworking and passionate about development; Shri Das is also an active member of different government and non-government networks.
8 Sibasankar Giri He is one of the founding members of Sabuj Sangha in 1954; Shri. Giri retired as the Principal of the Nandakumarpur High School, and is currently engaged in teaching poor and underprivileged children in Sabuj Sangha's model primary school and the residential school for working children in the Sabuj Sangha campus at Nandakumarpur. At 68, he has taken on the role of a mentor and ensuring that the organization continues to adhere to a core set of ethics and values while achieving growth.
9 Bhabesh Chandra Mondal Shri Mondol Currently 70 years of age, has retired as a teacher of the NandakumarpurNarayanitala F.P. School. Extremely passionate about the role of education in development, Shri. Mondol is currently engaged in mentoring staff to ensure that all children will continue to receive education. Apart from taking on the functions of the Treasurer of the organization, Shr. Mondol also heads the Committee responsible for managing the rural hospital of Sabuj Sangha.
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Board Resolution
SubjectsBoard Meeting/Annual General Body Meeting DateNo. of members presentStrength of the board at the time of this meeting
Budget for the year 2016-201725/02/201669
Programmes/ Projects for the year 2016-201725/02/201669
Annual Report for the year 2015-201605/10/201679
Financial Audit Report for the year 2015-201605/10/201679
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Staff International Travel
No member of this organisation has undergone foreign travel in recent years.
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 Promoting Safe Institutional Delivery
Aparna Mirdya married 3 years ago and came to live with her husband and his family in Nandakumarpur in South 24 Parganas. After a number of months, a Swasthya Sevika (community health worker) of Sabuj Sangha suggested she undergo a pregnancy test. Aparna was overjoyed when the pregnancy test revealed that she was, in fact, pregnant with her first child. However, due to the poor financial status of her husband, Aparna was severely malnourished. She weighed just 34 kg and her blood pressure was alarmingly low. The Swasthya Sevika advised Aparna that in order for her to have a successful delivery, she would have to take care of herself. She was advised to follow a healthy diet and take adequate rest. The Swasthya Sevika conducted regular antenatal checkups to ensure that both mother and baby were healthy. Aparna was also advised to go to Anchal, the local sub centre to receive a Tetanus injection. Her weight increased over time and she weighed 41.7kg in the last month of pregnancy. Due to her condition, the health worker felt it would be safer for Aparna to have her baby in the hospital in case there were any complications. Aparna was admitted to Sabuj Sangha Rural Health and Training Centre on her expected date of delivery. Later that night she gave birth to a boy weighing 2.4 kg. She recalls the incident, saying at first she was afraid about going to the hospital but later, she did not want to leave. She received a hypothermia kit after the institutional delivery was completed safely. The health worker continued to guide her after the birth, informing on various infant cares and feeding techniques.
 Towards a better tomorrow
Agigul Sardar lives with his family in a rented home. His mother is the sole earner in the family, running a small business. Despite enjoying school and wanting to continue his study, Agigul dropped out of education and began working. One day a member of a local Self-Help-Group noticed Agigul working in the community. They went and spoke with his parents to convince them to enroll him in Sabuj Sangha’s residential school. Since Agigul was a first generation learner, his parents needed some encouragement to remove Agigul from work. After much discussion, they agreed to enrol him in the residential school. Since joining Sabuj Sangha school, Agigul has showed great potential and studies hard. His parents are now very keen on his education and realize the long term benefits it provides. Education will lead Agigul to a brighter future that will benefit the whole family.
 Selima wants to become a teacher
Selima resides in the Raynagar area of Dakshin Barasat along with her parents and two sisters. The financial condition of her family is poor, as her father is a vegetable seller and had to go to Sealdah for collecting vegetables daily to run their family; He struggled to provide the necessary food and clothes required for the family. Her mother is a home maker. Their monthly income is very low (Rs. 3,500/- per month). Despite the fact that Selima was 8 years old, she was not admitted to any local school due to the poor financial condition at home. They were nowhere in a position to support the education of their three daughters. Selima was first identified during a survey in the Dakshin Barasat area. Her clothes were dirty and she was wandering in the community. Then after interacting with her parents and making them understand the importance of education, she was enrolled in Dakshin Barasat Sabuj Kunri BCC centre in 2008. After receiving bridge course education for 1 year in 2009, she was admitted to a local formal School named Sarishadaha F.P. School in Class II. In 2012, she had been mainstreamed to Dakshin Barasat Sarodamoni Balika Vidyalaya in Class V. Presently she is studying in Class VIII in the same school and is also receiving back up education support from the Dakshin Barasat Sabuj Kunri coaching centre. She is also taught some extracurricular activities like embroidery work etc. Her writing and reading skills have also improved. Selima is attending the school and coaching centre regularly. She has become a very good student and is performing well in her studies. She has secured 60% in the annual exams of Class – VII. She has become active in the class and is always taking suggestions from her teachers for her betterment. Presently she is an active Child Core Group member of the Dakshin Barasat Sabuj Kunri coaching centre (CCG is a group formed by a no. of 8-10 students studying in the classes from V to VIII at the Sabuj Kunri centres. These children are generally very active, outspoken, intelligent and participatory. These children attend the CCG meetings where they are made aware about the child sensitive issues; Social Evils, Child Rights, Child Protection etc. and they are the students conveying it to the rest of the children and also the community people sometimes. She is so focused in her studies presently and wants to become a good teacher in future. Her parents have also realized the importance of education and are trying their best to support the education of their daughters.
 Mother and Child Care: the intervention onHealth and Nutrition.
Safe Motherhood in Sundarbans is a program run by Sabuj sangha to decrease the ratio of child mortality and also to improve the knowledge level of mothers and the overall community.Due to inadequate health facilities by both government and non-government organizations and remoteness of Sundarbans, the entire population depends on quacks especially pregnant women. This project aims at providing doorstep support for reducing maternal and child mortalities through preventive and curative health services and ensuring institutional delivery. Sabuj Sangha is providing care to the community people covering mother and child health, ante and postnatal care, immunization, family planning and allied issues. The Hospital (Swarnalata Sabuj Seva Sadan) is equipped for both OPD and IPD services along with labour room, operation theatre, pharmacy, pathology, USG & Radiology units so that patients can avail all required services from hospital. As inputs the following are being done at the community level.An awareness program for the expecting mothers on how to take care of them, about child birth and child care is given to pregnant mothers.Information is also provided at the community level about the benefits of child birth in the hospital. Presently, the Organisation is focusing on community health and institutional health. There are trained female health workers who intervene at the community level through awareness generation on pregnant / lactating mother and child care, immunization, nutritional food and motivate them to take institutional health care and refer them to our own hospital i.e. Rural Health & Training Centre (RHTC) / Swarnalata Sabuj Seva Sadan. Thanks to the centre, the rate of child mortality has been reduced, and quality of child care has improved.The people are going to hospital and dependence upon quacks has been reduced considerably.

You can communicate with Sabuj Sangha at
Ansuman Das
30/9, Rajdanga Main Road (East), Kolkata-
Kolkata - 700107,India

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