History Loka Kalyan Parishad
In 1977, Loka Kalyan Parishad was established as a voluntary organization, which would primarily focus on action initiatives that would bring about a qualitative change in the lives of the underprivileged primarily in rural Bengal and also in urban slum. Prominent luminaries of the time - Justice Shankar Prasad Mitra the then Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court, Sri Sudhangshu Kr. Chakraborty, former Vice Chancellor of the Rajendra Agricultural University and recipient of the National ‘Padmashree’ award for his work with small farmers in the Gandak / Kosi area in Bihar, and Sri Narendra Nath Sen the Member Secretary of the West Bengal State Planning Board, Sri Akshay Kumar Koley, Industrialist and 13 other members masterminded the vision-mission of the organization. Loka Kalyan Parishad was registered under the Societies Registrations Act 1961. Subsequently it obtained registration under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act 1976 and obtained exemptions under Sections 12A and 80G of the Income Tax Act. It obtained the unique ID Registration No. – WB/2009/0015010 from Planning Commission, Govt. of India.