Navonmesh Prayogshala: A lab for young scientists in rural Odisha
STEM Innovation Labs makes young scientists out of first generation learners from tribal communities in Odisha.
Livelihood losses have brought 1275 families on the brink of extreme food crises
1275 households across 196 habitations of Gajapati, Ganjam and Kalahandi districts in Odisha are in urgent need of food supplies. Your help can ensure that these families are hunger-free.
Your smallest contribution can bring water, increase incomes, build toilets or light up homes in the remotest villages in India. Choose your cause.
A Gift to Earth: Restoring land, water and lives in rural Odisha
An afforestation initiative creating local livelihoods for women, ensures water conservation and regenerates land.
MGNREGS brings water for irrigating paddy fields in Karnipadu village
Ongoing work under MGNREGS in village Karnipadu, to channel water from a dam into the village canal, will help irrigate paddy fields.
Closed Borders, Lost Jobs and Uncertain Futures: The pandemic unsettles migrant lives.
A video story on how the COVID-19 pandemic is unsettling the lives of migrant workers and their families in rural Odisha, India.
Women bring safe sanitation, shit free roads and dignity to the Simlisahi village community
Simlisahi village shows how safe sanitation can reduce women’s drudgery while preventing community health risks.
Work under MGNREGS provides the much-needed income in times of the pandemic
Work opportunities under MGNREGS are ensuring that agricultural lands belonging to farmers in Gajapati’s Tidasing village will be cultivated for the first time.
A five-year-long struggle for safe sanitation is finally over for Kumundia village
Rabi Roita’s five-year-long endeavour for getting toilets, bathing rooms and piped water supply is finally coming true.
Nutrition gardens enable dietary diversity while conserving water
Two years back, Saraswati started growing vegetables in her kitchen garden. Now, the surplus produce sold in the local market helps her earn extra to support her family.
Executed jointly by InterGlobe Foundation and Gram Vikas, the ‘Community-owned Social and Agroforestry’ project helped afforest over 60 acres of barren land in Odisha’s Kalahandi district. Monitoring data shows not just an increase in forest cover but also improved water discharge from Springs in the areas despite a reduction in the rainfall received. The project, […]
Amidst continuing uncertainty, migrant young men hope for work in their villages even as they revive community assets
Jagannath Patel and his friends who worked in a hotel in Kerala are now back in their village. Temporary closure of hotels after the lockdown was announced has forced many migrant workers to return to their villages. Back in their village, they struggle to find work while the situation continues to remain uncertain.
Baria village community partners Gram Vikas to solve its water crisis
The Baria village in Mayurbhanj will soon be open defecation free and have functional household tap connections with 24×7 water supply. The community overcame limitations of habit, knowledge, money, and will to claim their dignity and health.
Gram Vikas partner village communities have been facing and overcoming uncertainties all through their lives. But, the COVID-19 crisis has put unusual stress on their abilities to cope. As a community development organisation, we find ourselves caught in the currents, and our abilities to effectively support our partners are constantly being put to test. However, […]
Masonry training for livelihoods and disaster rehabilitation
After learning masonry in a two-month intensive training workshop, Pramila rebuilds her home which was destroyed by Cyclone Fani in 2018.
Gram Vikas began its COVID-19 response on 15 March 2020 along with the communities in our partner villages in Odisha and Jharkhand. While immediate relief activities continued, we expanded our efforts, early on, to plan for livelihood recovery factoring in the economic fall out of the pandemic on the rural poor communities. LIVELIHOODS RECOVERY Many […]
On 24 March 2020, Government of India announced a nationwide lockdown to stem the spread of the coronavirus disease. It restricted the movement of a billion people and shut down the economy. The lockdown left millions of migrant labourers stranded, without jobs and unprepared to cope with the fallouts. Gram Vikas and the Centre for […]