About Our Organisation
Udyama is a food security and sustainable rural livelihoods
focused action and advocacy oriented organization primarily
working in the state of Orissa. Founded in 1997 and
registered as a society under Societies Registration Act, 1860,Click
here to know about legal status. The organization aims to work
towards strengthening food security and livelihoods through
restoration and sustainable management of natural resources,
capacity building of local communities to deal with and combating
environmental hazards and through increased access to education
and health services.
Natural resources; land, water and forests play a critical role in
supporting the livelihood system of millions of rural households.
However, the distressing fact is that the state witnesses
degenerated natural resource wealth. Unsustainable utilization of
natural resources has been one of the important causes of
environment pollution and ravaged ecology which results in
frequent disasters contributing to the process of further
marginalization and improvement of poor and marginalized sections. Udyama has emerged as a support organization to facilitate a
conducive environment and enhancing capacity of local communities
and their organizations in combating risks and rebuilding the
fragile natural resource base as well as depleting livelihood
Over years, we have embraced issues
relating to other social issues like education and health, which has a
significant influence on the livelihood of the poor. Poverty deprives
the poor to have access to basic education and health. Udyama have
been trying to facilitate changes directed towards improving the
implementation of education and health based programmes. We have been
focusing our attention on strengthening the economic capability of the
poor and non-affordable sections to be able to democratically exercise
rights to basic education and health.
Udyama has its main office at Nayagarh,
Orissa and liasioning office in Bhubaneswar and field office in
Titlagarh, Orissa. The organisation is staffed with a team of
professionals with diverse backgrounds and extensive field
experiences. Click here to view the area
Since inception the UDYAMA has made a small walk towards the
implementation of diversity of action Programs that has
reflected in ground. Creation of enabling Environment for community
action, improving the capacity of participating community for drought
mitigation thru regulated water management, forest preservation
protection and utilization is the prime activity of UDYAMA.
The following are the
actions and reflections narrated:
Strengthening people’s organization.
Facilitating youth association.
Capacity building of micro-institutions.
Distress migration and distress sale
Environmental awareness campaign.
Construction of cross bund.
Renovation of community tank.
Drought mitigation programme & Water user society.
Health and Sanitation
Techno managerial support to NGOs on livelihood options,
watershed management, sustainable agriculture
Consultancy on watershed conservation and rehabilitation
Appraisal, Monitoring , Evaluation and feasibility study of