Gram Vikas’ COVID-19 pandemic response work reached vulnerable rural poor with health awareness and screening, survival kits for families of daily wage workers, support for livelihood security and local government actions; and ensuring the wellbeing of stranded migrant workers from Odisha.
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The Government of Odisha announced a partial lock-down on 22 March 2020 due to which several of Gram Vikas offices were closed. Subsequent to the national level lock-down, all our offices have been closed and staff members are working from home. All Management Team members are working from home and keeping in touch with each […]
As part of our work on Safe Migration, Gram Vikas already had built a database of workers who had migrated to Kerala from villages in our operational area in Thuamul Rampur block of Kalahandi district. A 3-member team in Bhubaneswar aided by one management team member who was at his home in Kerala worked together […]
The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to joblessness and a looming fear of livelihood insecurity amongst the rural poor from Gram Vikas villages. A large number of men have been forced to return to their native villages in Ganjam, Gajapati and Kalahandi districts from other states like Kerala and Karnataka. Most of them were engaged […]
The Walking Stick
“The hidden agenda was to address the problem of exclusion, but the open agenda was to see that people got quality water and sanitation facilities in rural areas,” Joe Madiath. Watch the Skoll Foundation’s interview with Joe Madiath on how Gram Vikas was built, 41 years ago, to find equity through water and sanitation.
A joint research by LSHTM, KIIT and Emory University found improvements in toilet use and coverage, better child faeces management and reduced diseases among children in selected programme villages of Gram Vikas. Lack of clean water and poor sanitation and hygiene habits such as open defecation and unsafe child faeces disposal in rural households exposes […]