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Govt. of West Bengal

Department of Women & Child Development and Social Welfare

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About West Bengal Women Development Undertaking


West Bengal Women Development Undertaking (WBWDU) was incorporated as a Company under Companies Act 1956 (U/S 25) on 29th July 1993. Actual functioning started during early part of 1996.

The primary objectives of WBWDU are as follows:-

  • To take up projects or schemes for promoting the social and economic welfare of and the up-liftment of women in the State of West Bengal.
  • To plan, promote, undertake and assess programmes for promoting entrepreneurship and generating self employment among women in or with regard to agricultural development, horticulture, dairy and other farming, and livelihood activities or any other activity which will enable women to earn a better living and help them improve their standard of living.
  • To undertake employment generation programmes by providing adequate know-hows, training, managerial assistance, and financial assistance and to assist women in setting up co-operatives, associations or other bodies for improving their vocational pursuits.
  • To arrange, assist, provide for the working capital to the persons and organizations affiliated to the undertaking and to coordinate, supervise and control activities of affiliated societies and personnel indebted to the Undertaking.
  • The Undertaking shall exist solely for philanthropic purposes and not for purposes of profits.

Chairperson of the Board of Directors of this Undertaking is selected by Government of India in consultation with Government of West Bengal. In spite of very inadequate infrastructure, the WBWDU has undertaken different schemes towards promotion of entrepreneurship and generation of self-employment among poor and underprivileged women as well as promoted formation of women Self-Help Groups. WBWDU has been working as State Channelising Agency (SCA) for extending loan facilities to the persons with disabilities looking towards their self-employment.

Key Personnel

Designation and phone numbers of the key functionaries :-

Designation Name Phone No
Chairperson Smt Leena Gangopadhyay 2359-2255
Managing Director Sri Naba Gopal Hira 2334-1169
Secretary Sri. Bipul Kumar Biswas 2359-2256
Administrative Officer Smt Kamala Saha 2359-2254(fax)
Project Manager Smt Runa Roy Chattopadhyay 2359 2252/2253 (extn:21)
Asstt Project Manager Sri Abhijit Dasgupta 2359 2252/2253 (extn:20)

Organization Organogram Structure

Success Story

A. NHFDC Loan Scheme

One Trijush Biswas of 25 years, visually challenged is no more with a supportive stick. Instead he is providing support to fifteen families to earn bread. Sri Biswas, a National Handicapped Finance Development Corporation –Loan Scheme beneficiary has started Catering Business,” SAI KRIPA CATERAR “ and achieved success in supplying quality-food to offices and households on different occasions .

B. SWAWLAMBAN BY BANDHAN

Eighteen destitute girls for whom life was all dark, confined to four walls, now are on their wings with eyes to alluring future ahead. These girls got over their handicaps and had a new lease of life. The promised take-off has been a possibility because of WBWDU & BANDHAN’s joint extensive support, training up and grooming the girls, under SWALAMBAN and thus opening up before them a vista of life, hithertounthought of .

Our Events

Review meeting on Swawlamban, Swawlamban Special, Swawlamban-Bharosa, and Muktir Alo was held on 10.02.2017


Review meeting on Swawlamban, Swawlamban Special, Swawlamban-Bharosa, and Muktir Alo was held on 10-02-2017 at the Office of the District Magistrate, North 24- Parganas.

The Project Approval Committee (PAC) meeting on Swawlamban Scheme was held on 25-01-2017


The Project Approval Committee (PAC) meeting on Swawlamban Scheme was held on 25-01-2017 in the office chamber of Hon’ble MOS (IC), Department of W&CD and SW. Total 31 number of proposal were approved including two Swawlamban-Bharosa Geriatric Care proposals.

Date Activities & Events View Details
17.02.2017 Review meeting on Swawlamban, Swawlamban Special, Swawlamban-Bharosa, Muktir Alo and NHFDC Term Loan was held on 17.02.2017
10.02.2017 Review meeting on Swawlamban, Swawlamban Special, Swawlamban-Bharosa, and Muktir Alo was held on 10.02.2017
03.02.2017 Review meeting on Swawlamban, Swawlamban Special, Swawlamban-Bharosa, Muktir Alo and NHFDC Term Loan on 03.02.2017
25.01.2017 Review meeting on Swawlamban, Swawlamban Special, Swawlamban-Bharosa, and Muktir Alo was held on 25.01.2017

Contact Us


West Bengal Women Developemnt Undertaking

Address : Nirman Bhawan, Gr. Floor, Sec-I, Salt Lake City, Kolkata

Pin Code : 700091

Phone No : 033-2356 2256(D)/ 2252/ 2253(O)

Fax No : 033-2356 2254

E-mail ID : wbwdut@gmail.com