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    In 2016, the new Social Action Centre, named Human Life Development & Research Centre (HLDRC-estd. 2013) presently located in Matigara, Dist Darjeeling in the state of West Bengal got involved in Anti- Human Trafficking campaign. The preliminary studies and visits to different tea gardens...
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    This program is also an important activity that HLDRC is engaged in. The activity includes conducting mass awareness programs on importance of PF, Pension and Gratuity, Govt Schemes, student scholarship etc followed by training /workshops for a select group of men, women and youth...
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    Since 2013, our organization Human Life Development and Research Centre working in deferent fields, like women empowerment, human trafficking, computer education etc and also in the field of leadership. Leadership is a very important field where our tea garden people are...
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Who We Are

Human Life Development & Research Centre (HLDRC) is a social centre run and managed by the Jesuit Fathers of the Province of Darjeeling in West Bengal. They belong to an international Catholic religious order called Society of Jesus.

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We at HLDRC commit ourselves to empower the marginalised and underprivileged especially the tribal and other vulnerable groups in the society in building just world and self-reliant communities through capacity-building, legal aid, applied research and other right-based approaches as well as social...
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FOOD RELIEF DURING COVID-19 CRISES

An ongoing plan to reach out to most  vulnerable households  of the tea gardens/villages by Catholic Diocese of Bagdogra Food & Health Relief Team and in collaboration with other networks in the region.  We reached 6422 households in around 66 locations/tea gardens/villages. 

The large numbers of listed poor persons at household wise are going through critical times for not having government ration card during lockdown period as they are Bigha workers in tea gardens or daily wage workers and dependant workers. The food security safety net was not ensured for these groups who are facing a huge crisis for food and cash during lockdown period. They need government ration card as earliest in order to protect themselves from hunger and starvation. 

 To make the intervention more impactful. We can also pay more attention towards helping them filling the food relief coupon to have access to ration and other relief measures of state and centre government.

To create awareness on Health safety & Government welfare schemes under “Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojna”  a central government  welfare schemes during and after lockdown period economic packages in reaching to the people in Siliguri sub-Division and in Dooars. 

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