TCSRD has its presence across many other geographic areas in India through its partnership programmes on education and livelihood.
The foundation for TCSRD was laid in the 1980s in Mithapur, Dwarka taluka in the Devbhumi Dwarka district.
At Mithapur, TCSRD has been working in the Okhamandal and Kalyanpur blocks. Mithapur is home to the Chemicals division of Tata Chemicals Limited and lies on the westernmost tip of the Saurashtra peninsula. Vaghers represent the most prominent community here in addition to the Lohanas, Rajputs, Rabaris, Muslims and those from Scheduled Castes and Tribes. The main occupation of people here is agriculture, which is subject to a highly erratic monsoon. The economy of the region is also dependent on religious tourism — Dwarka, Nageshwar and Beyt Dwarka are famous Hindu pilgrim sites in the region.
TCSRD has been running the Learning & Migration Programme (LAMP) in areas having high migratory population (including salt workers or agariyas) in eight selected districts of Gujarat —Surendranagar, Kutch, Amreli, Bhavnagar, Dang, Banaskantha, Morbi and Patan.
TCSRD is working in Farrukhabad district on Unnati programme for agriculture development.
TCSRD has initiated development activities around Tata Chemicals’ manufacturing plant sites in the Cuddalore region, in Tamil Nadu. The focus is on drinking water, education and livelihood.
TCSRD has initiated interventions in neighbouring villages of Tata Chemicals’ manufacturing unit in Mambattu (Tada block, Nellore district). The interventions have been designed after baseline data collection in the target villages. The focus is on improving learning abilities of the children going to government schools and promoting preventive health care practices among the families who are mainly from the scheduled caste.
Dharni Block – Amravati: The people living in this region are from the marginalised Korku tribal community with barely any access to medical care, sanitation and proper hygiene. The children in the area have a high incidence of malnutrition, while anaemia is common among women. TCSRD has taken up Holistic Nutrition initiatives in this region, owing to widespread undernutrition among the population.
Pati Block – Barwani: Barwani is a remote and rocky district at the southernmost corner of Madhya Pradesh, in the border of Maharashtra and Gujarat. Many of its villages are located in hilly regions, cut off from roads and access to markets. TCSRD has taken up Holistic Nutrition initiatives in this region, owing to widespread undernutrition among the population.
TCSRD has been working on conservation of mangroves linked to livelihood opportunities for local communities at Rangabelia, 24 Parganas, Sundarbans.