Margdarshak Development Services (MDS)
“Poverty is not an accident. Like slavery and apartheid it is man-made and can be removed by the actions of human beings…….Nelson Mandela”
Driven by belief that it is humanly possible to eradicate poverty from the society in which we exist, Margdarshak Development Services was established in 2007 by Rahul Mittra & Arup Baruah – the co-founders of Margdarshak group. Registered under the section 25 of Indian Companies Act, MDS empowers the poor and marginalised communities in accessing public and private welfare services for enabling them in achieving a more qualitative life for themselves. The organisation is engaged in implementation of social welfare and corporate social responsibility programmes as well. Our work spans a wide spectrum of interventions including - livelihood strengthening, value chain development, agriculture development, skill based training and SHG-Bank Linkage. Reaching out to over 20,000 families in various parts of India, our work is driven by the immense belief in our vision of eradicating poverty by holistic empowerment of communities in a sustainable manner.
  • Margdarshak in GIFTEX Summer Show 2014
    Eco-jute: An eco-friendly alternative for sustainable future – The European Union supported project is in its last (fourth) year of operation. Recently the project has got no-cost extension for next 6 months.
  • Regional Event of Jute SMEs of twin countries
    In the month of April 2014, 2-days Regional Workshop of Jute SMEs was organised by the joint effort of Margdarshak and Traidcraft India & Bangladesh at The Hotel Peerless Inn, Kolkata where the sharing of project experiences and future planning was shared between 26 Jute SMEs (21 SMEs from India and 5 SMEs from Bangladesh) on 4th and 5th April, 2014.
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