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Director Speech of IITD


Name - Mr. J.P. Poddar, Director


INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENTcame into being in the year 1985; it is a society registered under West Bengal Societies Registration Act, 1961. The main objective is to reach the people with the approach to develop the human resources by providing sustainable means of various activities leading to income generation, quality health care services, imparting need based training, entrepreneurship development and sustainable livelihood development. Within the span of 32 years of service to the people the IITD achieved the glory of serving the people of the localities of Sagar, Patharpratima, Kakdwip and Namkhana blocks of Sundarban under South 24 parganas of West Bengal. Significant performances comprise of providing drinking water facilities through installation of tube wells under ownership and management of the Tube well Committee beneficiaries. Formation of SHGs, formulation and implementation of gainful occupations like Goat Rearing, Poultry Farming, Fishery, Agriculture And Allied Activities, HIV/AIDS prevention and control and entrepreneurship development. IITD’s“Water & Sanitation –A way to development” a flagship programme has becomeof model for replication in other areas.All Tube wells together have accumulated a fund of Rs 7,65,514/- for Tube well repairing and maintenance and also for internal lending in case of urgent necessities of the beneficiaries. Around 2500 women are united in 222 SHGs under 1 (One) SHG federation guided by IITD. All the SHGs have accumulated a fund of Rs. 72, 96,973 which they use for internal lending at the time of emergency and economic development. IITD provides training for creating awareness in respect of various schemes and projects and also for capacity building of the NGOs, CBOs and other people engaged in differentdevelopment activities. IITD Training Division isequipped with modern Training Equipments,Modern Infrastructure, Good Ambience, Acoustics and Manned by experts of required disciplines and domains. Many NGOs, government and corporate houses are using the training facilities of IITD Training centre. IITD Training programs are not stereotypes; the training programs are looked and relooked suiting to the call of the days.IITD is implementing HIV/AIDS prevention and control project for commercial sex workerssupported by WBSAP&CS in three block of Kakdwip subdivision.IITD is also providing health care services comprising of sanitation, prevention of diseases, MCH, family welfare, malnutrition, immunization, detection of cervical cancer, and awareness etc. in 83 villages of Kakdwip Block, with the help of Health Dept. Govt. W. B.Another feather on the cap of IITD is Ideal Mission School (English Medium) established in 2010. The school has earned reputation and popularity among the people of the locality by this time.