Currently, SEEDS is partnering with the State Health Society, Government of Bihar and the District Tobacco Control cell of 7 districts (2 NTCP districts and 5 non NTCP districts) in Bihar state to ensure compliance with COTPA 2003 provisions at the district and sub-district levels.
SEEDS has been implementing tobacco control programme in collaboration with HRIDAY; a Project entitled “Intensifying Multi-Sectoral Efforts for Effective Enforcement of Tobacco Control Measures in Bihar State” in five districts of Bihar viz Bhojpur, Darbhanga, Katihar, Samastipur and Vaishali. SEEDS has also been the local partner of The UNION South East Asia for implementation of tobacco control programme in NTCP districts Patna & Munger in Bihar.
SEEDS is a member of the State Tobacco Control Coordination Committee (STCCC) and also of the District Tobacco Control Coordination Committee (DTCCC) in 7 Districts (viz. Munger, Patna, Vaishali, Bhojpur, Samastipur, Darbhanga and Katihar) and participates in all meetings of these Committees. SEEDS enjoys very good working relation with all the district officials and state level officials involved in Tobacco Control programme and have implemented several state and district level tobacco control activities and campaigns in coordination with various government and non-government stakeholders. Executive Director SEEDS is a trained tobacco control expert and have attended several tobacco control training and capacity building workshops in the country. Apart from that SEEDS is also a member of the Executive Committee and the Governing Body of the Bihar State AIDS Control Society (BSACS).