About Us

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.


INSS shall strive to provide meaningful opportunities for social and economic development of the poor and deprived sections of the society, working towards a sustained growth to improve the standard of lives of the target communities. INSS shall give preference to Empowerment, Entitlement and Equity of women, children and other differentially vulnerable groups. The organization shall ensure a harmonious integration of human live with the natural environs.


Capacitate community to take local initiatives for self help and sustainable changes towards just society

Future Plans

Reconstruction and restoration of eco-friendly development model

  • Generation of alternative economic based on appropriate technology.
  • Gender equity through gender sensitization and consciousness.
  • Develop disaster preparedness and risk reduction plan for Sundarbans through participatory strategic planning approach.
  • Control over child labor issue and children in disaster situations.
  • Community based rehabilitation programme for children with disability.
  • Comprehensive RCH Programme.
  • Strengthening Polio Eradication and Routine immunization through Social Mobilisation.
  • Strengthening mass awareness about HIV/AIDS
  • Restoration of Rain Water Harvesting.
  • Campaign against Trafficking.
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.
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.
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