It’s an NGO works in the most deprived, downtrodden communities. The focus work area is Purulia district some of the interventions are also in Bankura and west Midnapur district of WB and Jharkhand, Bokharoand Dhanbad, in Jharkhand the collaborations with Tata steel medical unit. The urban interventions are in slums of north Kolkata from Baranagar to Kamarhati covering 15 km lakh families. Its rural interventions started with health campus in Para block of Purulia district as early as 2005.
In 2008, 30 bed eye hospitals was established for providing health and it also runs a school upto class five rural people at presently 100 bed hospital.
As Nanritam provides health facility, education and empower the small and marginal farmers to use their potential. With the managerial help with SFI, Nanritam collaborates with MNC’s and make buy back agreement with farmers for seed production in Purulia and Bankura.
Nanritam in order to bring about a change in the plight of the population launched its agricultural initiatives at Para block, Purulia – Nanritam Krishi Kendra”. Agriculture, being the main occupation of the population could alone serve as a major driver for growth and poverty alleviation.
Hence NKK was launched with the objective to bring about sustainable agricultural development in the drought prone villages of Purulia, thereby improving the livelihood of the associated population. The work began in 9 villages of Para block with 70 farmers participating initially. Today, NKK has 2253 farmers from 21 villages participating in the various programmes launched.
The main occupation of both the tribes and general population of Purulia is agriculture. In-spite of high agricultural participation, income generated through agriculture is not significant thereby adversely affecting the standard of living of the population.