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Council for Social Development CSD, Hyderabad Charity Profile
The Council for Social Development came into existence in the year 1962 as an informal study group of social workers and social scientists having a common interest in working towards a just social order in India. Between 1963 and 1969, a number of consultations and seminars on pressing social and developmental issues were organised by this group of eminent scholars under the chairmanship of Dr. Durgabai Deshmukh, the eminent sociologist and social worker.
In 1964, a formal status was given to the Council as an affiliate study group of the India International Centre, and in April 1970, it was registered under the Societies Registration Act of 1860 with Dr. C.D. Deshmukh as President and Dr. (Smt.) Durgabai Deshmukh as Executive Chairman.
CSD is today one of the leading institutions working in the area of development research in India. Apart from carrying out pioneering research on developmental issues and concerns, CSD has played an influential role in voicing social concerns among planners and policy-makers through-out the thirty five years of its existence.