INSS Secretary with
Former President of India
Flood relief distribution
2009-2010
Health Care Program
School Activity PHP Program

INSS Office

Indranarayanpur Nazrul Smriti Sangha is a Non Governmental Organization which was founded on 2nd October 1978, by a group of dedicated local youths, inspired by the rebel poet Kazi Nazrul Islam. INSS very first interaction with the local problems came in the form of the 1978 floods during which the organization played a major role in providing relief and rescue to the affected population. The organization was formally registered in 1981 under societies registration act. Since then INSS has gradually shifted its focus from a relief & charity based mode to a more integrated development approach emphasizing basically on disaster preparedness and rehabilitation.

Located as it is, in the Sundarban delta region, the biggest challenge faced by INSS is that of securing a life of economic self-sustenance for the poor in a perennially disaster prone area. Severe soil erosion; poor agriculture scenario; high salinity of water; low accessibility to potable water; high incidence of migration; poor health; trafficking in woman and children; high incidence of child labour; and illiteracy are but a few of the many hurdles faced by INSS, in its efforts to achieve its goal to uplift the poorest of the poor.

Mission & Vision

INSS has been working for last 32 years to provide meaningful opportunities for social and economic development,towards a sustained growth to improve the standard of lives of the poor and deprived sections of the society. Read more...

Health Care
A wareness and sensitization camp for community health care promotion aimed at providing health education on reproductive and child health.
  • Strengthening Polio Eradication and Routine immunization through Social Mobilisation Support.
  • Preventing maternal mortality and morbidity.
  • Preventing unsafe abortion.
  • A ten bedded health clinic centre has been instituted with facilities of regular health check up, immunization, residential treatment, operation, free distribution of medicines to the poor in Patharpratima block.
  • A pathological laboratory has been set up.
  • Ambulance services in patharpratima and surrounding block of South 24 Paraganas district.
  • Providing health Insurance for the poor.
  • Reducing gender based violence.
Education
INSS supports community set up Non-Formal education centre to promote functional literacy among illiterate adults and out of school,working children.
  • Pre-Primary and Remedial centre are operated for drop-out children.
  • Parents are motivated to enroll their children in formal school.
  • Needy students are supported financially or sponsored through individual donations for their education.
Community Development
INSS emphasizes on builiding capacities of grassroots level groups to raise their voices against culture taboos and gender biases.
  • Organizing regular sensitization workships and leadership development training camps for the various village level groups, youth self help groups and women's self Help groups in about 75 villages of five blocks.
  • INSS helps to form community based organisation (CBOs) and Self Helf Groups (SHGs) and train their members to
Environment
Promotion of social forestry to check the soil erosion.
  • Promotion of kitchen gardening among the Mahila Mandals(SHG's).
  • Promotion of herbal plantation.
  • Wasteland development programme for community support on farming has encouraged community participation and augmented their income too.