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About People's Action for Development

Our Vision & Mission


We visualise an equal and just society where people strive to live a healthy life in a clean environment.


We seek to achieve an equal and just society through the empowerment of marginalised Adivasi and tribal people by organizing them into self-help groups, building their capacity, enabling them to utilise available resources and creating awareness about the environment.

Our History

People’s Action for Development (PAD) was formed in December 2001 at Mission Baligoan in Gogamukh, a small town in the Dhemaji district in Assam. PAD was created to advocate for the socio-economic development of poor and marginalised people, particularly Adivasis and tribal minorities.

Our Goals

1. Increase literacy rate through formal and non-formal education

2. Support disaster preparedness through the formation and promotion of village disaster management committees

3. Promote and start cottage industries in rural and tea garden areas e.g. bamboo and cane industries, weaving, carpentry, computer training

4. Facilitate skill development training for village youth

5. Promote and organise self-help groups in rural and tea garden areas

6. Link rural and tea garden people to government support schemes

7. Provide health awareness and protect the environment.

8. Empower people to participate in local governance (Panchayati Raj institution, autonomous councils, PDS, RTI)

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