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RDRS Working Area

RDRS is unusual is maintaining a concentrated geographic program, focusing on 8 districts and 57 Upazilas (sub-districts) mainly in deprived north-west Bangladesh in Rangpur Division, far from the overcentralized economic and political powerbase of Dhaka, Chittagong, even Rajshahi.

This corner of Bangladesh remains one of its most vulnerable, with regular flooding and riverbank erosion of the Brahmaputra and other rivers dominating life, particularly in the east of the region. The climate is colder and drier than the rest of the country, also causing problems for the poor, and drought in the west.

In very recent years, RDRS has expanded its program to a few more districts in the other part of the country.

RDRS working area now covers:

22 districts – Panchagarh, Thakurgaon, Dinajpur, Rangpur, Nilphamari, Lalmonirhat, Kurigram, Gaibandha, Jamalpur, Sylhet, Moulvibazar, Habiganj, Brahmanbaria, Natore and Naogaon.

The Central Coordination Office of RDRS is situated in Rangpur, while Head Office in Dhaka.

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RDRS BANGLADESHWORKING AREA STATISTICS (Upto March 2017)

SL Name of District Number of Upazila No. of  Union Programme participants
Direct Indirect Total
01 Brahambaria                        3              24               2,665               1,837                4,502
02 Dinajpur                      13              79            43,744            74,599            118,343
03 Gaibandha                        7              84          227,503              11,477           238,980
04 Habiganj                        5              50             13,619             13,675              27,294
05 Jamalpur                        2              10              5,240                    –                5,240
06 Jashore                        4              22                  978                    –                   978
07 Jaypurhat                        1                4
08 Jhenaidah                        2                9                  315                    –                   315
09 Khulna                        2                6                 200                    –                   200
10 Kishoreganj                        4              30             11,658             17,340             28,998
11 Kurigram                        9              77       2,768,148       1,600,796       4,368,944
12 Lalmonirhat                        5              45       1,502,792           472,621         1,975,413
13 Muolvibazar                        3              30               7,145               4,746              11,891
14 Naogaon                        6              52            78,484           150,731            229,215
15 Narsingdi                        5              14                 256                    –                   256
16 Nilphamari                        6              61         260,696           211,727          472,423
17 Panchagarh                        5              43            43,096          319,947         363,043
18 Rangpur                        8              75            45,800            35,975              81,775
19 Serpur                        1                3                  497                   497
20 Sunamganj                        1                6              6,304            12,608              18,912
21 Sylhet                      10              75             54,821          262,072            316,893
22 Thakurgaon                        5              55            33,587          272,909           306,496
  Total                    107            854       5,107,548      3,463,060       8,570,608

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