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Causes: Alliances & Advocacy, Arts & Culture, Environment, Professional Societies & Associations, Single Organization Support

Mission: Udyama has been undertaking and facilitating modest attempts in a sustained manner, primarily to restore the networks that can rejuvenate the resource base. Additionally, it empowers the communities in searching alternative means to live with dignity and face the ‘Next Development Challenges’ for a lasting solution to disaster resilient development and adaptation to climate change vulnerabilities through a process of participation, learning and positive action. In addition, Udyama has embraced integrated and convergent action, meticulously imbedded into the community-led programmes, for mitigating related issues like education, sanitation, hygiene, nutrition and health that have a significant influence on the lives of the poor in both rural and urban settings.

Results: the main activities under the project relate to watershed with an objective of backward and forward linkage Farm And Nonfarm based livelihood Ecosystems In Coastal , Rural and Hilly areas • Diversification of agricultural and horticulture practices • Extension program - to revive and diversify the agricultural practices for protection of catchments and utilization of command area (up land, medium land and homestead area) • Promoting community based institutions / farmers’ Groups - for self-employment and to generate own produce. • Agri-Horticulture / silvi culture as alternate food security and best resource utilization • Managing seed/grain Banks and Group Funds • Skills, Knowledge, Information through capacity building initiatives Non-farm based livelihood • Small business development • Micro-finance – linkages with mainstream • Promotion of entrepreneurship • Skill enhancement for value chain management Focused Activities: • Eco-Logical Development towards responsive development in harmony with nature & culture, life style • Life cycle Based Community Livelihoods Resilience at Coastal, Rural and Tribal Hilly Regions • Ecosystem based Model building on Micro-Water conservation , Sustainable Agriculture ,biodiversity conservation, Crop Diversification, • Inclusion of Women & children towards safe Sanitation, House Hold Nutrition and Hygiene, Environmental Education • Life Skill Development , income diversification And alternate livelihoods of ultra poor & disability • Advocacy towards City Resilient program ,Green Energy • Gearing Greening towards environmental sustainability • Implementing & advocacy on Minimizing Adverse impact of Distress Migration at source and destination • Citizen Action on climate Justice involving Women , Children and multi stakeholders • Networking and mainstreaming DRR and Institution building, • Result Based Management Training , Study & capacity building, collectives Grooming Some of the key achievements of this process: • 35 model micro projects developed with adequate back and forward linkages • Crop diversification scaled up • 30 CBOs and 10 smaller NGOs federating together to form the Consortium and is primarily working towards scaling up livelihoods in Western Orissa • 200 barefoot trainers from the community have come forward to undertake the task of managing micro- watershed development and community institution building • 248 nos. of women SHGs from the network are engaged in enterprising activity through leveraging resources from mainstream • 1000 hectars of SRI( systems of Crop Intensification under Bringing Green Revolution to Eastern India • • 200 farming community Promotion of Eco-Ariculture • • 500 haters of Cereals covered under National Food Security Mission in tribal hinter lands at Koshagumuda of Nabarangpur district. I more than 100 hectars of green forest protected

Direct beneficiaries per year: 4220 house hold

Geographic areas served: Orissa and adjoining states of India

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters



Rating: 5

Sunadhar Mirgan, a resident of Balenga village located in Kosagumuda Block of Nabarangpur district earns his livelihood primarily from one acre of land, the only asset under his possession. He has four sons and one daughter, all got separated after their marriage. He was under high depression and totally clueless about what to do after the heavy flood of 2011 which completely destroyed his paddy field. Not a single crop plant could be saved. At this time the VDC (village development committee) constituted as a result of the project interventions came to his rescue. After being informed about the committee and the benefits people getting from this institution, Mirgan approached the committee. He became an active member of the committee and took 30 Kgs of paddy seed. In return he agreed to rework on his field along with his wife to remove sand deposited by contributing their labour. Now the land is ready for next kharif paddy cultivation.

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Rating: 5

Myself Jayanti Nag (19) from Sargiguda village of Titlagarh Block. I belong to a very poor family. I have 3 three sisters and 1 brother. My father is a weaver (bamboo). He is selling all bamboo products in the weekly market. He was the only bread earner. Our entire family was depending on him on all aspect. When I came to knew that UDYAMA organization have started a skill development Training Centre. So I immediately took admission and completed successfully the 4 months Tailoring Training. Presently I am engaged in one of the lady tailoring shop of Titlagarh and earning Rs.60-70 rupees in a day. Now I feel very happy because I am supporting my family. Gradually I am able to stitch different types of ladies garments. I hope and believe in the coming days to start my own shop and earn 200-300 a days.. So I am very much thankful to my trainer and UDYAMA for providing this opportunity to earn our livelihood.

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