Educate children, build their future

Deficiency in education is one of the most
important problems affecting children from
very poor backgrounds in West Bengal, India.
ERDS owns and runs four primary schools
that cater to about 1200 children
in the 3-10 years age group.


Enabling Earning

Suitable livelihood opportunities are hard to come by in the rural
interiors of West Bengal, India. ERDS has successfully run over 1,000
vocational training courses wherein trainees have gone on and opened
tailoring units, barber and beautician parlors, mobile phone repairing
outlets and bicycle repairing shops.



Absence of clean water and lack of toilets (leading to open defecation)
are two of the most important problems affecting the extremely poor
segments of the rural population. ERDS has constructed 33,500 toilets
and five tube-wells till date in West Bengal, India.


Welcome to Economic Rural Development Society.
We invite you to find out about our activities and support our work.

Our Mission

The Mission is to facilitate and encourage human endeavor that turns the tide in favor of an egalitarian society.

Our Vision

ERDS visualized a Society with an environment that stimulates empowerment of every individual ensuring promising future, nurtured in the cradle of a secure and stable present.


To break the vicious circle of poverty by way of providing education, employment, developing health & hygiene and an equal society for all human beings.