About Us


Mission Statement


Promote empowerment equity and sustainable development within and across borders in Eastern South Asia through evidence based advocacy and consumer empowerment

CUTS Calcutta Resource Centre (CUTS CRC) came into existence in 1987. From the early days of its inception, CUTS CRC has undergone many changes in term of its focus areas. It started working in the area of consumer protection and gradually added trade, economics and environment issues to its scope of work in the ensuing years. In 1997, it focused its work on 'consumer safety' and 'sustainable development'. It launched a new programme called 'Safety watch' to focus on Consumer Safety, and Sustainable Production and Consumption. A host of projects on environmental sustainability and consumer safety were taken up during this period. Since 2008, the Centre has been working on Energy, Sustainability, Trade, Regulatory Reforms, Consumer Safety and Governance issues.

Today, the Centre has developed a comprehensive understanding and experience in working on Trade and Regional Connectivity in Bay of Bengal Region, Regional Economic Cooperation, Energy & Sustainability, and Consumer Empowerment and Safety. It specialises in field and action research and generation of primary data through stakeholder consultations. Policy advocacy, capacity building and networking has become a consequent corollary.

  • Regional Policy Dialogue on “Connectivity and Trade Facilitation in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal (BBIN) Sub-region of the Indo-Pacific” September 04, 2019, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Draft Agenda | Event Backgrounder Note
  • Regional Security in the Era of Digital Media August 29 – 30, 2019, American Center, Kolkata, India
    Draft Agenda
  • Brainstorming Meeting on “Connectivity and Trade Facilitation in the Bay of Bengal Region - Role of the BBIN Motor Vehicles Agreement” August 13, 2019,India International Centre, New Delhi, India
    Draft Agenda | Backgrounder Note
  • Project Inception Event January 12 – 13, 2019, Agartala, Tripura
    Project Brief | Agenda | Backgrounder

EVENTS

  • Project Inception Event

    January 12 – 13, 2019, Agartala, Tripura
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  • Regional Policy Dialogue on “Connectivity Imperatives in the Bay of Bengal Region”

    May 02-03, 2018, New Delhi, India.
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  • Green Growth and Energy Transformation Solar for Education Seed Community Meeting

    May 18, 2018, Kolkata, India.
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  • A Glass Half Full – The Promise of Regional Trade in South Asia

    September 24th, 2018 at Hotel Taj Bengal, Kolkata, India
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  • Stakeholder Consultation on “Demystifying Non-Tariff Barriers to India-Bangladesh Trade in Agricultural Products and their Linkages with Food Security and Livelihood”

    June 19, 2018, Kolkata, India
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