SUSANTA BISWAS
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SUSANTA BISWAS a documentary film-maker

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Jul 17, 2012
Shamita Omote left a comment for SUSANTA BISWAS
"Hi nice to meet you in PCDN. I am working in rural Kenya on Human rights issues, conflict management and peace building.   I liked your work and saw you documentary. Hope we connect. Maybe you would like one day to come and see our work in…"
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"Send me your email to connect."
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"Dear Mr. Biswas, Very happy to meet and visit your profile here today. We can be good friend and partner in common issues. Please keep in touch with me in near future. Peace."
Jul 20, 2011

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Please feel free to provide a short bio about yourself or the work of your organization (no more than 3 paragraphs)
Myself a Documentary Filmmaker by profession who documents various themes through audio-visual means on contemporary issues including issues affecting the poor, vulnerable and marginalized sections as well as environment and climate change issues. Several documentaries on specific projects, corporate and social communications, business, education, culture, sports etc. were also made by him.

Susanta Biswas founded Krishnaa Human Initiatives (KHI), a Citizen Sector Organization, which is registered under The West Bengal Societies Registration Act XXVI of 1961 and also enlisted with the NGO Partnership System of Planning Commission, Government of India. It works with the grassroots-level organizations working directly with and for the underprivileged on environmental and climate change issues. The organization aims to play a significant role in augmentation of livelihood opportunities of the people at grass root level which leads to sustainable future.

The organization has launched an online monthly English Newsletter on CLIMATE CHANGE issues. Susanta Biswas is associated as the Chief Editor of the newsletter CLIMATE I CARE

The Volunteer Recruitment Team, United Nations Volunteers confirmed that his profile has been added to their database of potential candidates with a UNV Roster Number.
Please indicate if you're joining PCDN as an individual or organization (please mark the appropriate category)
individual (professional)
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
INDIA (West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar, Sikkim, A&N Islands)
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
India
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
A Documentary Film-maker by profession
How many years professional experience do you have ?
11-15
What is your personal or organizational website?
http://www.d-word.com/people/susantabiswas
What is one of your favorite websites in the field?
http://khisustainable.blogspot.com/
Which Languages do you speak Proficiently? (note we can not list all languages, only some major world languages or ones related to conflict regions)
Bengali, Hindi
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Culture, Environment, Media
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Advocacy, Communication, Program Design
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
Documenting issues affecting the vulnerable and marginalised sections as well as environment through audio-visual means.

Making more and more well informative documentaries on sustainable innovation and development with a smart and professional approach is my goal.
If appropriate feel free to list several of your (or your organization's) publications
1. Artistic approach 2. The tender touch 3. Forest management beyond JFM 4. Endangered habitat 5. Demands of sex-workers 6. River training project etc.

Glimpses of the Documentaries made by SUSANTA BISWAS

Stills from "Artistic approach" -- a documentary by SUSANTA BISWAS

The documentary on tribal artisans of Jharkhand titled "Artistic approach", produced by the Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India, was selected for the 8th International Social Communication Cinema Conference 2009, organised by Roopkala Kendro, Department of Information & Cultural Affairs, Government of West Bengal and screened at Nandan, the West Bengal Film Centre, Kolkata.

"Artistic approach" is accepted by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Govt. of India for the national telecast in Doordarshan (the number one television channel in India in terms of absolute viewer-ship). Besides, National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) and The Handicraft Department, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India have highly appreciated it and screened the documentary at their various programmes.


An article by Susanta Biswas has been published on above subject at: http://calcuttans.com/palki/english-article-by-susanta-biswas/

Stills from "the tender touch" -- a documentary by SUSANTA BISWAS

“the tender touch” a documentary on women participation in National Afforestation Programme in Mandu, a village in Jharkhand accepted by Doordarshan Kendra, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India for national telecast. The women folk living in the forest fringe areas of Mandu have established and nurtured local temporary nurseries. As well as they protect and care the plantation done by them with a sustained effort. The documentary was highly appreciated by the the State Forest department of Jharkhand.

Stills from "Forest Management Beyond JFM" -- a documentary by SUSANTA BISWAS

“Forest Management Beyond JFM” a documentary on a proposition for saving forests by making the forest fringe dwellers self-reliant to wean them away from forest has been accepted by Doordarshan Kendra, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India for national telecast. Joint Forest Management is a viable concept and is perhaps the only means of eco-restoration under Indian context, where too many people are too much dependent on too little forests. The documentary was highly appreciated by the the State Forest department of West Bengal.

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SUSANTA BISWAS's Blog

A Documentary on the Water Resource Management in West Bengal, INDIA

Posted on July 24, 2012 at 12:29am 1 Comment

We generally receive rainfall in heavy showers followed by dry spells. When it rains heavily the soil is not able to absorb water at the rate of rainfall. As a result most of the rain drains away, leaving very little for storage & the recharge of groundwater. This makes most parts of India experience lack of water even for domestic usage. Thus it does not matter how much rain we get, if we don’t harvest it.…

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SUSANTA BISWAS Documentaries on the success of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Gurantee Act

Posted on October 5, 2011 at 1:57am 0 Comments

Susanta Biswas, a reputed documentary film maker from Kolkata, completed the making of two documentary films on the success stories under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Gurantee Act, popularly known as NREGA. The Act aims at enhancing the livelihood security of people in rural areas by guaranteeing hundred days of wage-employment in a financial year to a rural household who volunteer to do unskilled manual work.

 

Susanta Biswas documentary titled '…

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Career Upliftment Program for Academics (CUPA)

Posted on August 29, 2011 at 2:38am 0 Comments

Krishnaa Human Initiatives is a Citizen Sector Organization Registered Under The West Bengal Societies Registration Act XXVI of 1961 And enlisted with  the NGO Partnership System of Planning Commission, Government of India. 

 

The organization launched Career Upliftment Program for Academics (CUPA). The PROGRAM is available online at the following link:

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CLIMATE I CARE : an English online monthly newsletter on climate change issues

Posted on August 29, 2011 at 2:30am 0 Comments

Krishnaa Human Initiatives, a Citizen Sector Organization, registered under The West Bengal Societies Registration Act XXVI of 1961 and enlisted with the NGO Partnership System of Planning Commission, Government of India, launched an online monthly English Newsletter on CLIMATE CHANGE issues at:



CLIMATE I CARE : Let's Stop The Change -- http://www.surfat10.com/climateicare/blog1.php…

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Career Upliftment Program for Academics (CUPA)

Posted on July 20, 2011 at 2:40pm 0 Comments

Krishnaa Human Initiatives is happy to announce the launching of Career Upliftment Program for Academics (CUPA) at Kolkata…

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At 4:24am on September 30, 2011, Shamita Omote said…

Send me your email to connect.

At 4:23am on September 30, 2011, Shamita Omote said…

Hi nice to meet you in PCDN. I am working in rural Kenya on Human rights issues, conflict management and peace building.

 

I liked your work and saw you documentary. Hope we connect. Maybe you would like one day to come and see our work in rural Kenya.

My origin: Bengal

 

Thanks

At 2:54pm on April 21, 2011, Muhammad Tahir Tabassum said…

Dear Mr. Biswas,

Very happy to meet and visit your profile here today.

We can be good friend and partner in common issues.

Please keep in touch with me in near future.

Peace.
 
 
 

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