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Regd. Date:    14-09-1994 vide Regd. No :    1228

Chief Functionary : DR PRADIP KUMAR SARMAH

Located in City : Guwahati of Assam State, India.
Address NGO Address : Head Office

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Phone Phone : 0361-2228281
Mobile Mobile : 9818863727
Email Email : crd4ev@yahoo.com
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Website Website :  http://www.crdev.org


NGO Activities : Centre for Rural Development CRD is a professional Non Governmental Organization established in the year 1994 The organization is also registered under section 12AA and 80G of Income Tax Act of 1961 CRDs mission is to ensure sustainable livelihood of poor people by using local resources and skills through community participation working in the field of Animal Husbandry Agriculture Fishery Dairy and Forestry etc Rickshaw Bank is the flagship program that has been recognized nationally and internationally as one of the sustainable approaches towards poverty alleviation Rickshaws are a significant means of transport and conveyance in India There are currently estimated to be 8 million rickshaw pullers 95 percent of pullers are victims of high daily rental fees making it nearly impossible to earn enough income to ever own a rickshaw in their lifetime The central idea is to issue an asset based loan to the rickshaw puller for which installments are repayable on a daily repayment plan within 15 to 18 months duration Full and timely repayment leads to ownership of the rickshaw being handed over to the puller To be comprehensive in meeting the needs of the rickshaw puller and family the daily repayment is a one window repayment amount towards the eventual ownership of the rickshaw social security accidental insurance premium uniform licenses a photo identity card The Department of Science and Technology Govt of India has also recognized the Rickshaw Bank as a replicable project to promote micro enterprises CRD got the Science and Technology for Entrepreneurship Development STED project under DST for promotion of Slow Moving Vehicles through Micro Entrepreneurs in 80 cities districts of 16 states in a four years period We are also running the pilot phase of SOLECKSHAW at Chandni Chowk Delhi in collaboration with CSIR SOLECKSHAW is a hybrid rickshaw which is run on pedal assisted by motor run by battery charged with solar power CRD is engaged as district Nodal Agency under a World Bank Funded Project in different sectors for last nine years in Assam ACHIEVEMENT The Citizen Base Investment Award 2003 Global Change Makers Award Washington 2006 The Micro Finance Process Excellency Award 2006 Limca Book of Records 2006 Asian Innovation Awards 2007 at Singapore INIDA NGO AWARDS 2008
NGO ID : 8847241238
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