Science for Equity Empowerment and Development (SEED) Division (earlier known as Science and Society Division) under the Department of Science and Technology provides opportunities to motivated scientists & technologists from national Research and Development (R&D) labs, S&T-driven Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and field-level workers to take up action-oriented and location-specific projects aiming at Socio-economic development of disadvantaged sections of the society through appropriate interventions of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI), leading to their improved quality of life and livelihood. Through its diverse schemes and programmes, efforts are being made to empower the community by adopting technologies to address locally defined needs and priorities that consider available resources and moral prosperity of society for sustainable development. The schemes and programmes of the division are also being converged with line function ministries/departments for the last-mile delivery and national development programmes to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).