Linkages and Rural Network
The rural development activities of Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Narendrapur, are well known for their integrated approach and emphasis on qualitative development. They are well linked with different departments of the state and central Governments. The international organizations like UNICEF, Ford Foundation, Konrad Adenauer Foundation, German Agro Action, European Union, International Rice Research Institute, International Fund for Agricultural Development, International Institute for Rural Reconstruction, Food and Agriculture Organization etc. have a strong bonding with the Narendrapur Ashrama in the matter of agricultural and overall rural development activities. More than 1000 villages of 12 districts are covered through 267 Village Organizations and 22 ‘Rural Development Centres (RDC)’ situated in the block or district headquarters. These RDCs act as local resource centres with facilities for training and accommodation for the learner-trainees. The RDCs play an effective role in the implementation of various rural development activities like mother and child development, rural sanitation and environment programmes, agricultural programmes, rural education, vocational training etc. They also help in the rural placement of our students/trainees.