ADHIKAR is a registered NGO based in Balangir district and working in the district for the past 25 years with a focus on organizing the farmers into Farmers Clubs, Producer Groups etc.At present Adhikar covers nearly 20000 households in the district, through various livelihood promotion interventions. Adhikar’s livelihood interventions are based various on farm and off-farm activities including marketing support through farmer’s collectivization.The organization mainly targets to facilitate the farming communities access to their rights and entitlements through a socially dignified manner.
AJSA is a State level rights-based non-government and not-for-profit organisation. Facilitating community development initiatives since 1989 the organisation strives to address the root cause of poverty and eliminate social injustice for the downtrodden and under privileged section of the society. AJSA works on issues such as Livelihood Security, Health, Education, Women Empowerment, Natural Resource Management, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Disaster Risk Reduction
BGS is working for the development of the weaker section of the society, especially ST, SC, OBC and economically backward communities since 1987. BGS primarily focuses its intervention around livelihood promotion, community health, education, NRM, women empowerment agriculture, organic farming, livestock rearing on a commercial basis, etc. BGS is a member of WONC, SRHR and BRLF. BGS has partnered with BRLF and PRADAN for the implementation of APC project in Turekela Block of Balangir district.
CYSD (Centre for Youth and Social Development) is a non-government and non-profit organization established in 1982, working to improve the quality of lives of tribal, rural and urban poor in Odisha, with a primary focus to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger, ensuring social inclusion and justice, good governance and citizen’s right. CYSD carves out four coherent and reinforcing strategic actions like, building sustainable rural livelihoods fostering inclusive and participatory governance; advocating for responsive state and reducing disaster vulnerability and addressing climate change concerns for the State’s development.
Spread across diverse ecological and social geographies, FES works towards conservation of nature and natural resources through collective action of local communities. The crux of FES efforts lies in locating forests and other natural resources within the prevailing economic, social and ecological dynamics in rural landscapes. In India, FES has played a pioneering role in furthering the concept of Commons as an effective instrument of local governance, as economic assets for the poor and for the viability of adjoining farmlands.
Harsha Trust is a not for profit organization that works with the tribal and the poor in remote locations of Orissa, aiming to bring in human development in challenging conditions. As an organization it endeavours to bring professionals into the development arena believing that quality human resource is critical to the process of ensuring sustainable changes in the lives of the poor. In selecting its project location, the organization has deliberately chosen to work in difficult-to-access regions where the system has been unable to deliver towards development needs of the population.
Ideal Development Agency has been working on sustainable development for tribals in the district of Keonjhar since 1992. The organization primarily focusses on Livelihood Promotion, Reproductive Health and Nutrition, Quality Education, Child Protection and Destitute Senior Citizens.
Janasahajya emerged in the development scenario of Kalahandi, in the beginning of eighties, when the district was clouded with socio-economic deprivation like mal-nutrition, hunger, poverty, untouchability, inaccessibility etc. JANASAHAJYA is a Non-Government, Non-Political, Non-Profit Making and Secular grassroots level organization. Its core areas of involvement includes Forest & land Rights, MGNREGA, RSBY, WADI, WSHG, GRLTP, MEDP, Financial Inclusion, Farmer’s Group, Micro Planning, BGREI & Food Security.
In order to overcome the emerging issues like poverty, drought and chronic hunger in Balangir, some youths affected by the problems decided to tackle the issues at the macro level. Thus formed Janamukti Anusthan in the year 1996 and started working with the deprived people in Muribahal block. The organization started working with women, schedule tribes, schedule caste, landless, small and marginal farmers, old and physically challenged groups to improve their living condition. It’s a membership based organization and presently 7000 members are directly associated.
Registered in 1988, Lokadrusti presently covers Nuapada, Kalahandi, Balangir and Bargarh districts of Odisha. Lokadrusti pioneered the formation and strengthening of people’s institution including SHGs at the grassroots level. Community led actions on preservation and management of natural resources and conservation of forest, land and water management programmes are some of the important collective engagements the organization facilitates. Apart from this, the organization mobilises collective action for the development of community health, universal education and protection of child rights.
SEWA, founded in 1992 and based in Jharsuguda, aspires to achieve affluence in the community by providing economically viable livelihood options and enhance people’s standard of living. In its 25 years’ journey, SEWA has laid down several milestones, supplementing efforts of the government for the upliftment of rural poor, excluded and marginalized communities focusing on sustainable livelihood, food and nutrition security, agriculture and allied activities, Natural resource management, Watershed management with a special emphasis on women, youth and vulnerable.
Sambalpur Integrated Development Institute (SIDI), a non-government, not-for-profit organization, traces its origin to reflection of a group of professional trainers on the need of synthesizing perception with social action. SIDI established in 1990, accentuated institution building process at the grassroot level with the formation of male and female sanghas in order to facilitate a process where the villagers will be able to understand the exploitive mechanisms, strive to come out of the clutches of poverty and play an effective role in strengthening the PRI to address the basic issues/ problems affecting them.
Registered in 2001, Society for Harmonious Renaissance of Ideas through Simple Technological initiatives (SHRISTI), is spread over 352 villages in four districts of Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Dhenkanal and Bhadrak of Odisha. Registered under Indian Trust Act the organisation strives to promote self- reliant community institutions, natural resource management, agriculture and allied services, and conduct development research and studies.
Shramik Shakti Sangathan (SSS) was established in 1984 and started functioning from Badabanki village under Turekela Block of Balangir district. The organization mainly works for the upliftment of the deprived category of the communities including SC, ST and other vulnerable sections of the society. SSS’s interventions are focused on sustainable livelihood promotion, institution building and promotion of microenterprise for the target groups by utilisation of existing skill and effective utilisation of credit and resources. SSS has been working towards creating community infrastructure, establish food security, better community health, and check distress migration.
VIKALPA is a registered NGO, striving to improve the lives and livelihoods of the poor and marginalized people of the drought affected districts of Bolangir, Nuapada and Kalahandi since last 31 years. VIKALPA emphasizes on mass mobilization on issues like education, food security, land & water management, environment and different Government schemes. VILALPA pioneered the SHG movement in Nuapada & Bolangir and recognised by NABARD and recipient of Prakruti Mitra award for environmental conservation.
YCDA is a voluntary organization registered in the year 1993. Since the inception, the organization devotes its time, skill, knowledge and commitment towards the development of oppressed masses in the society with a group of experienced and trained social workers.
YCDA believes in principles of transparency, accountability and participatory practices in planning and implementation of all programmes. YCDA believes in collaborative, accountable and innovative work culture that facilitates development not as a product but as a process and is a means to create an enabling environment for uplifting the downtrodden.