Center for Development Service (CDS) has come a long way since its establishment in the late 1990s by a group of people deeply concerned about widespread poverty in the district of Angul who wanted to work for the poor and the marginalized groups by pooling local resources together. It started as a small movement specifically aimed at addressing the local needs of the poor and the socio-economically backward section of the society. In the absence of resources, the organization focused on empowering people through awareness generation so that they could demand and exercise their just rights. Later these initiatives assumed formal shape and became more organized when the organization was registered under Society Registration Act, 1860 and FCRA.
The organization has a vibrant executive committee consisting of board members from social sciences, education, agriculture, engineering & commerce background who play a supportive role. Our board has laid down the principles of democracy, equity and social justice as the guiding principles of the organization.
Created : 26/08/1998
Location : Angul
CDS environs a society which is based on an egalitarian principle in which the poorest of the poor is also assured the right to survival and a society in which all the people have access to equal opportunity without discrimination on grounds of caste, class, race, religion or region.Read More
To work for the empowerment of the people, especially the poor and marginalized so that they can undertake the development agenda on their own.
Conducted no. of awareness programmes, capacity building meetings, trainings,
Seminar and workshops on various issues
Worked on Extensive capacity building initiatives for MGNREGA, Panchayati Raj System, RTI Act & Forest Right Act
Worked on Application of Innovative Social Accountability Tools like Community Score Card, Citizen Report Card & Social Audit
Published & distributed various IEC materials like booklets, leaflets, posters etc
Runned a child education center for 17 years & provided quality education to nearly 100 children below 14 years every year
Constructed 1st Floor Extension work of a ST village community center
Constructed a new community center for another ST village
Constructed 7 (seven)Toilet Blocks for school children
Constructed 318 IHL for BPL people
Installed a Deep Tube Well in a ST hamlet village
Constructed a multipurpose open well for a ST hamlet village
Constructed 520 rft village drain for safe disposal of surface rainwater.
Constructed 34 Bio-compost pits for poor ST people
Installed an irrigation system for a ST village with 2 nos. of 10 HP pump sets
Installed 2(two) bore-wells for agricultural activities of ST people
Executed 4000 teak wood plantation by 35 no. ST beneficiary families
Provided she Goats to 89 ST families of 3 villages for income generation
Provided 15 no. of By-cycles for leaf business (leaf tray) to poor and house burnt ST families
Provided 316 mosquito nets to poor ST/ SC families for protection from malaria