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Significant Achievements

  • Village committees have been set up by IMSE in more than 700 villages in various districts of West Bengal, Jharkhand and Orissa with the purpose to spread awareness among the poor, toiling masses.
  • IMSE promoted non-formal cooperatives of the share-croppers and marginal & sub-marginal peasants, thereby accelerating the process of land reforms in rural Bengal.
  • IMSE introduced community health projects comprising Acupuncture, Yoga, Naturopathy and Herbal-Tribal Medicines.
  • Peoples' Movement against Missile Base in Bhograi Baliapal in Orissa, led by IMSE, stopped eviction of poor peasants from their homes and hearth.
  • IMSE organised Orissa fish workers in opposition to modern fishing trawlers who enter into the prohibited zone tearing nets and smashing boats, the prized possessions of the toiling poor fisherfolk.
  • Anti-land eviction movement in Singur and Nandigram in recent times was spearheaded by IMSE even before the then Opposition party workers had intervened.
  • IMSE has been actively involved in Self-Help Group promotion among 43,000 rural poor women living below the poverty line in eastern India.
  • To ensure people's democracy, IMSE has come out with various research publications, press conferences, seminars/workshops, citizens' conventions and election watch programme to generate awareness among the people and their right to vote.
  • IMSE has developed a good number of self-reliant pre-primary education centers for the poor rural children in different villages in West Bengal, Orissa and Jharkhand.
  • IMSE has been promoting various social movements, action groups and trade unions in the unorganised sector.
  • IMSE has been playing a pivotal role in promotion of communal harmony and peace- building since its inception in 1973.
  • IMSE has been playing an important role in the field of policy advocacy and developing, strengthening networks of the NGOs, CSOs and social movements at the local, national and international level.



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