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People who are vulnerable to disasters and people who are affected by disasters have a right to life with dignity and thus a right for assistance

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People are the true owners of their own Rights and thus, any humanitarian intervention should invariably include involvement and participation of the people

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Humanitarian initiatives, be it a proactive or a reactive measure, should comply to the minimum standards spelt in the Humanitarian Charter and Sphere Project.


Humanitarian interventions should be transparent and accountable to all stakeholders


                                 WELCOME TO  ADHAR

About us :

  

     Association for Development of Human and Community Rebuilding, commonly known as ADHAR is an expert group in Humanitarian Response and Disaster Preparedness. ADHAR mission is based on the simple premises that people in distress have a right to assistance and a right to a life with dignity. ADHAR has a mission to reach the most vulnerable people living in disaster situations and to bring women to the forefront of active decision making regarding their own lives and that of their families. An association of committed volunteers and professional human to respond to emergencies makes ADHAR one of the truly focused implementation agency in West Bengal. Based on the recommendations of Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response and Sphere Project, ADHAR initiatives emphasizes on the right of disaster affected as well as disaster vulnerable people to live with dignity.

ESTABLISHMENT: ADHAR was formed in 2000 and started working in Orissa. The organization was registered under the West Bengal Society Registration Act of 1961 in May 2002 and foreign contribution Regulation Act. Today ADHAR is working in the states of West Bengal and Orissa and, in recent past, had representations in Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Jammu and Kashmir.

FOCUS: ADHAR promotes practical solutions to provide safe water, effective sanitation and hygiene education to the rural community people and for school children. ADHAR focuses on integrating Disaster Risk Reduction components into WASH activities aiming people in distress have a right to assistance and a right to a life with dignity. ADHAR also focuses on capacity building of SHGs as a part of women empowerment. 

MISSION:

People who are vulnerable to disasters and people who are affected by disasters have a right to life with dignity and thus a right for assistance

Humanitarian initiatives, be it a proactive or a reactive measure, should comply to the minimum standards spelt in the Humanitarian Charter and Sphere Project.

Humanitarian interventions should be transparent and accountable to all stakeholders

People are the true owners of their own Rights and thus, any humanitarian intervention should invariably include involvement and participation of the people


AREA OF OPERATION:


In West Bengal :

The Block Hingalganj of the district North 24 parganas is nearly 115 kilometer North - West from the state capital of West Bengal and consisting of nine Gram panchayets. This block is considered as one of the furthest corner of the district as well as state, as its north – east is ended with the Bangladesh border and south is encircled by the Sundarbans. The river Kalindi, Raimangal and Gomati etc, surrounds the block. Most of the Gram panchayets of this block are separated by the rivers to make it island. Presently ADHAR is working in two Gram Panchayat. in the block a) Gobindakanti b) Kalitala 

 

The block Rajarhat is an administrative division in Barasat Sadar subdivision of North 24 Parganas district in the  state of West BengalRajarhat police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is at Rajarhat. Rajarhat  Block  has an area of 69.09  km2 with  total population of 145,357

In Orissa ADHAR's work is confined in 40 villages and 10 Gram Panchayat in Sonepur Block under Sonepur District, Orissa.

ADHAR is also n process to extend its operation in Murshidabad and MALDA district of West Bengal.  


BENEFICIARIES: The organization supports tribal and other backward community, economically disadvantaged, and rights-deprived sections of society, with particular emphasis on women and children.

REGISTRATION AND RECOGNITION : The organization is registered under the West Bengal Society Registration Act of 1961 on 24th May 2002 and obtains FCRA registration on 2006 under foreign contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) 1976. The organization is also registered under 12 AA and 80 G 95) (vi) of The Income Tax Act 1961 The organization is recognized by State IAG (Inter agency Group), West Bengal.

 

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