Human Development Society (HDS) is a non-profit secular non-governmental development organisation registered under the Societies Registration Act (XXI) 1860. Donations to HDS are eligible for tax relief under Section 80 G of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

The Beginning

The Beginning

Despite governmental and non-governmental interventions for development and vibrancy of democratic institutions, human deprivation continues to be India’s one of the most important developmental challenges. In the absence of productive assets and inadequate opportunities for income, more than one-third of the country’s population continues to counter poverty, malnutrition, inadequate healthcare facilities and several other forms of deprivation almost on daily basis. There are also concerns like crisis of governance, pollution, declining faith in criminal justice administration and corruption that affect every section of our society in varying degree.

 

The challenges of human deprivation and the desire to create a credible and committed organisation for addressing the challenges to human development were the key motivating factors behind the establishment of Human Development Society (HDS). HDS was registered in Delhi on 6 February 2003 under the Societies Registration Act (XXI) of 1860. The organisation receives intellectual inputs from its members and advisers who belong to diverse domains like Child Rights, Agriculture, Spiritualism, Journalism, Law, Economics, Medicine, Criminology and Management.