The District Rural Development Agency (DRDA) Burdwan was merged
with the Zilla Parishad, Burdwan from April,2000. Thenceforth
it has been functioning as District Rural Development Cell (DRDC)
under Zilla Parishad, Burdwan.
The District Rural Development Cell (DRDC), Burdwan Zilla Parishad
is mainly entrusted with task of implementation of SGSY which
aims at brining the rural BPL families of the district above
the poverty line in a phased manner through formation of Self
Help Groups providing them training, credit, technology, infrastructure
and marketing facilities with the assistance of external facilitators
like NGOs. Self Help promoting Institutions (SHPIs) and active
participation of Panchayat functionaries and Block officials.