PORITRANSEVA

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ABOUT US

Poritranseva is a secular, non-political, non-profit making voluntary organisation registered under Society Registration Act XXVI of 1961 in the year 2007 with its number S/IL/48814/. The organisation was established by social-minded people. A governing body that comprises of the social workers governs the organisation. The head office of Poritranseva is located in Kolkata District in West Bengal.

Sunderban, Basanti of South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal is the most backwards area in terms of development. The root causes behind backwardness are strong caste barriers, illiteracy, lack of proper health care system and poverty. The existing traditions, customs & culture in the society are strong barriers in the developmental activities.

Due to strong dowry and male dominated society, girl children are neglected in all spheres i.e. education, health, food and other social factors. Poritranseva is working for the poorest of the poor, deprived, destitute, most downtrodden and neglected part of society especially the women in various villages of South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal. Society of the project area is heterogeneous in structure. They are distributed in various caste i.e. upper castes, Muslims, Backwards and Harijans. Backwards and Harijans comprises more than 80% population whereas 20% population is comprised of upper castes and Muslims. 80% of the population in the first strata lives below the poverty line. The literacy rate is poor i.e. about 30%. Socio-economically the area is very backwards.

Poritranseva with an effort to reach the dark areas of the region through integrated community development approach identified Sunderban, Basanti area of South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal as one of the most backwards area. Efforts have been made to aware people and develop a sustainable system in the villages particularly for women & children’s development. Linkage development with the State's development system remained major emphasis in the programs. In order to raise the standard of living of people, to empower them, to make them conscious about a healthy environment in the society, Poritranseva has been formed with the aim to work with the people, so as to make the community involvement, overcoming the above problems.