The Centre for Promoting Sustainable Livelihood (CPSL) manages and promotes Rojiroti in India. Based in Patna, Bihar, CPSL was formed in 2003 and registered under Society Registration Act 1860.

CPSL resulted from the DFID Natural Resources Systems Programme (NRSP) research project R7839, which developed sustainable and scaleable institutional arrangements at the community level that would facilitate livelihood improvement for the poor.

Team members from the former project created CPSL to:

1. Promote a transparent system of community development; and

2. Facilitate decision-making in groups, without making decisions for the groups.

CPSL has a small management staff, and a field team of 32 people currently who work directly with poor women in villages to form and grow self-help groups. Almost all the field team have themselves been members of SHGs (and many still are) so they understand well the needs of the rural people they are working with.

A Rojiroti ‘core group’ meeting is held on the 5th or 6th of every month at the CPSL Field Office in Shaharrampur Village, Patna District. This is an open meeting attended by all of the CPSL staff and usually some SHG leaders and other members. Anyone who wishes to participate is welcome. The venue is CPSL Field Office / house of  Mrs Savitri Devi, Village Shaharrampur, Block Nobautpur, District Patna, Bihar, India. For details you can contact the Secretary of CPSL - Mr Sunil Choudhary - on +919431012521. (This meeting is not being held during the current lockdown due to Covid19 virus outbreak.)

CPSL was randomly selected by the income tax department of Government of India for scrutiny in detail of its account for financial year 2013-14.The tax inspectors found everything in proper order.  Please see this link for the Audit Report for CPSL for 2015-16.


CPSL’s Head Office is  at:

House no 22, RL Enclave,
Duplex Colony, Vishnupuri,
Anishabad, Patna-800002, Bihar, India.

phone - 91 9431 012521
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