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Sundarban Social Development Centre (SSDC) is a not for profit making non-government organization situated at Sundarban delta region of West Bengal In India. Since its advent as a social development organization from 1986, SSDC has been keeping itself involved for the well-being of the people living at disaster prone Sundarban island areas which are typically identified as socio economically backward in all senses of remoteness and poor living standard. Most of the people fall under poorest of the poor category for which they are living behind the ray of modernization and development yet. The rich biodiversity thrives in Sundarban’s Mangrove ecosystem, which is under ecological threats and has become vulnerable to climate change impacts.

Being a registered NGO under the Society Registration Act 1961, SSDC is devoted and has been working on community-based development activities in the areas of health, education, nutrition, women empowerment, livelihood, safe drinking water, sanitation, eye health care & services and environment protection and disaster risk reduction activities in the remotest Sundarban island areas.

SSDC is thankful to National and International donor agencies of well repute like Save the children India, Water for People India, Terre des hommes India, CRY-India, PAZ Belgium, KFB Austria, Sight Savers International, U.K and Govt. of West Bengal, Govt. of India and others for their aegis support to SSDC in its developmental activities and initiatives.