West Bengal Social Watch

 

West Bengal Social Watch (WBSW) is a network of NGOs, CSOs, CBOs and individual for monitoring and impacting the process of governance and democratic institutions in West Bengal. The forum supports the achievement of food sovereignty of the people and their rights over land, water, forest, seed and also opposes imperialist globalisation.


It is a partner of National Social Watch and work closely with similar process all over India. It has been actively pursuing the concurrent issues of governance in the state and creating a facilitative environment for people’s participation in the process of the development.


WBSW released and published its report, “Citizen’s Report on Panchayati Raj in West Bengal” in 2010 highlighting the limitations and road blocks in optimal functioning of the Panchayat in West Bengal. The report emphasizes the need to reform the Panchayats and demands autonomy and sufficient fund and functionaries’ allocation for smooth functioning so that they can play according to the envisaged role for delivering services to the masses at grass root level.

Contact Address:

Mr. Biplab Halim / Ms. Ujjaini Halim
West Bengal Social Watch, IMSE -
Forum of Voluntary Organizations
195, Jodhpur Park Kolkata-700 068, West Bengal
Phone: 033-24128426, 65149102, 24732740,
24836491, 09831124736, 09830299326
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