SEEDS, a non profit voluntary organization, is a collective endeavor of
young professionals drawn from development related fields. It originated
as an informal group of like minded persons, getting together for the
purpose of creative research projects of academic interest. The group was
later formalized in early 1994 and has been active in the field ever
since. It is involved in research activities in Community Development,
Disaster Management, Environmental Planning, Transport Planning, and
Urban and Regional Planning. Activities are carried out on behalf of
government, semi - government and international development agencies.
Independent programs on vital issues are also taken up.
SEEDS is involved in the following types of activities :-
- Feasibility studies
- Appraisal and other retrofit studies
- Training & Dissemination
- Documentation of current practices
- Systems Analysis & Programming
- Design development.
- Action Based Research
- Areas of Operation:
- Community Development:
Awareness and Education Programs, Liaison between Community and
Government agencies, Gender Issues, Community Resettlement &
Rehabilitation , Low Cost Housing and Services.
- Disaster Management:
Hazard Zoning , Risk Assessment and Mitigation Plans.
- Environmental Sciences & Energy:
Environmental Impact Assessment, Suitability Analysis, Ecological
Inventory, Pollution studies, and Non-Conventional Energy Applications.
- Transport Planning & Economics:
Transport Plans, Facility Planning & Design, TSM Plans, Transport Economic
- Urban and Rural Development:
Sectoral Demand Modeling, Multi Level Plans, Urban Renewal, Urban Finance,
Strategic & Policy Issues.
The organization is run by a core team of young professionals, and is
supported by a wider group of associates, including senior academicians
from institutions such as the National Centre for Disaster Management,
School of Planning and Architecture etc.
- Current Concerns:
In 1996, SEEDS started its own program - Delhi at Risk , a project aimed
at highlighting the vulnerability of the city of Delhi to natural
disasters and advise local authorities in possible ways of reducing the
vulnerability. More recently, the organization is working on a unique
project that involves community perceptions and participation in disaster
Other ongoing works include projects on `Urban Metropolitan Transport
Management' and `Community Participation in Urban Development Management.'
SEEDS is involved in a National Environmental Awareness Campaign, and is
also taking up a national NGO networking initiative.
- Contact Address:
315, Tower I
New Delhi 110065, India
Tel : (91-11) 628-3101, 621-8862
Fax : (91-11) 622-5293