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Dipali Says…. Mo Bagicha Satare Mora Bahut Upakara Karuchi (The Benefits Of My Garden Are Immense)

Dipali Gadeli, living in the village of Koudiguda in the Markapalli, Block of Malkangiri joined as a Women’s Self Help Group member in May 2019. The SHG then joined the Grama Devi CLF (Cluster Level Forum)[…]

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Village Level- Solar Based Agri Solutions At Kosagumuda

South Odisha is fortunate to have large solar energy potential for most of the days of the year. To ensure clean energy access for economic development we started the activity in S.Keragaon village of Kosagumuda block in Nabarangpur district of Odisha[…]

 

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A profitable farm for Wendi Hicoca

Wendi Hicoca is from Dakulguda village of Rayagada district. Five years back under the Forest Rights Act (FRA) Wendi got 1.5 acres of land. The land is located on the edge of a hill called Hiradangar in the village of Dakulguda […]

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Kaibati has pretty lips

The right kind of information can change lives. It changed the meaning of Kaibati Jadia’s existence. Kaibati of Digiribandha village.of the Kalahandi district had a cleft lip, which was a cause of much shame for her and her family….

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“We Can”

Mahatma Gandhi the father of Indian Nation usually saying in most of his congregation that “Sanitation is more important than Independence”. He said every human has right to avail safe drinking water and having toilet which leads to a dignified quality of life […]

 

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“His Will Paved the Way”

Basudev Jakesika a medium scale farmer lives with his old parents, wife and two sons in the village of Khuntabadi which is 10 kms from the Muniguda Block Head Quarters. His family owns 4.5 acres of land of which 1.5[…]

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The Story Of Rukuni And Her Family’s Prosperity

Rukuni Majhi of village Barakaudi of Dumerpadar Panchayat in Thuamul.Rampur block of Kalahandi District has a big family of seven to support. She has six acres of land. Till 2015, she along with Hangta (her husband) used to grow only paddy, millets and oil seeds (Niger) in the kharif season to feed the family and earn some money[…]

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Solar Energy Based Chilli Grinding Machine

In rural areas of Bissamcuttack block of Rayagada district of Odisha, there is a sizeable opportunity for production of chilli and turmeric. Thus Harsha Trust promoted chilli production in Sikarpai village of K.Singhpur block in Rayagada District in a scale[…]

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The fallow and the shallow pay with industry!

The Sikharpur village is in Hinjlicut block of Ganjam district. This is about Surjanarayan Nayak. Surjanarayan has 5 acres of land, and most of his land is not irrigated. But today Surjanarayan sits on an oasis.In Ganjam district Kharif, Rabi and Summer season crops are separated as irrigated area and rain fed area. Among all the blocks […]

 

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Alternative livelihood

During the days when Southern & Western Odisha is suffering mostly by LWE movements & violence, Educated & non educated youths are easily influenced by the ideologies of Naxalism because of many causes. One of the major reasons may be lack of employment opportunities in […]

 

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Poultry Case Story-Aug.’20-Boipariguda

Gayatri Harijan, a 25 year old woman, lives with her 5 member family in Jantaguda village of Boipariguda Block of Koraput District. Gayatri Harijan’s mother in law is a member of Maa Santoshi SHG. […]

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Nurseries at a Commercial Scale

Availability of quality planting material is highly essential for successful commercial vegetable cultivation. Usually small farmers make small nurseries in their homesteads for personal usage. The farmer maintains and manages the nursery till the seedlings are transferred to the field[…]

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DRINJU Brings Khuntabadi to the Vegetable Map of the state

The efficiency of marketing of vegetables in Odisha especially in the tribal belts has been a significant concern always. Here the farmers typically depend heavily on the middlemen particularly with vegetables as they are quickly perishable and with no storage facilities, options are limited. […]

 

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Leha Pangi

Multiplying goats, multiply Leha’s fortunes.
Leha Pangi, a young girl of Cherka village of Boipariguda block in Koraput district decided to join a SHG promoted by Harsha Trust along with 32 others from her community in May 2017.[…]

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Backyard Poultry, Nabarangpur

Bangapalli village is back to country bird rearing
Backyard poultry with Desi breeds (country birds) is easy to manage, less risky and can generate better incomes, for the resource poor households. It has the potential to reduce hunger, eradicate malnutrition and create employment opportunities also. […]

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The story of laxmi Harijan and her dying birds

The situation before
Laxmi lives in Benasur GP of Borigumma Block in Koraput district. Her family of seven is marginal farmers with a land holding of 2.5 acres (un-irrigated land). They barely made a living from agriculture (Annual Income of Rs 15-20,000).[…]

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