Springs flow, birds sing, forests breathe in hundreds of acres of parched land
Women’s perseverance and resolve brings a village together and revives a spring. KNOW MORE
The unrelenting efforts of a young woman is making her community water secure
Shantilata is recognized as a woman water champion for her exemplary work on sustainability of water sources. KNOW MORE
Community action for strengthening springs
A village community is on a path to reverse water scarcity by planting trees and protecting water sources. KNOW MORE
To save their only spring, an Adivasi community unites to plant trees
A community unites to plant trees to increase forest cover and recharge their only spring. KNOW MORE
Counting every single drop of the unseen water
Adivasi youth across 700+ villages in Odisha are on a mission to map ground-water sources. KNOW MORE
Widow pension after a year of follow-up
7952 people, from 1200 villages, get access to social protection due to a focused COVID-19 response campaign in rural Odisha.
Overburdened Community Health Centre receives support from Gram Vikas staff
Gram Vikas staff step in to assist community health centres in crowd management, sensitisation, and raising vaccine awareness.
Tech-enabled Learning Centers bridge the digital divide in rural Odisha
39 technology-equipped Learning Centers in four districts are helping students continue education during the school shutdown.
Making banking accessible to migrant workers
Migration-dependent households in remote rural Odisha take the first steps towards accessing banking services.
Fighting misconceptions to promote COVID vaccination uptake in Rayagada district
Gram Vikas staff conducted meetings with local villagers in Gunupur block on vaccine efficacy.
WhatsApp Groups in 13 languages take COVID awareness to Adivasi communities
WhatsApp Groups in 13 local languages bridge COVID information gap among Adivasi communities.
Gram Vikas volunteers drive vaccinations and strengthen COVID management
Gram Vikas trained volunteers support the frontline health workers during the door-to-door COVID-19 surveillance in their villages and encourage eligible individuals to take vaccines.
Smart Community Interface technology enables online learning possible in no network zones
First generation learners study at technology equipped Learning Centres in remote Odisha during COVID lockdown.
Understanding COVID-19 – situation and effects – numbers from remote, rural Odisha
A second round of assessment was done in six districts of Odisha covering 15,595 households in 281 villages, 72 Gram Panchayats, 21 blocks to understand the COVID-19 situation and effects.
Gram Vikas COVID-19 Response June 2021 Progress Update
Gram Vikas has reached out to about 45,000 households in 1043 habitations in 116 Gram Panchayats across 8 districts in the five weeks since the COVID-19 Response started in May 2021.
Grassroots community volunteers lead the fight against COVID-19 in remote rural Odisha
Community Volunteers trained by Gram Vikas are working to reach half a million people across 12 districts in Odisha to register them for vaccination on CoWIN.
Gram Vikas COVID-19 Response May 2021 Progress Update
Gram Vikas has reached out to about 30,000 households in 668 habitations in 88 Gram Panchayats of 22 Blocks of Ganjam, Gajapati, Rayagada, Kandhamal and Kalahandi districts from first week of May 2021.
Gram Vikas sets up COVID Care Centre in remote rural Odisha
A cluster-level COVID Care Centre set up by Gram Vikas is augmenting the local healthcare infrastructure in one of the poorest parts of the Kalahandi district in southwest Odisha.
Mobile vans for COVID-19 awareness in communities
Gram Vikas’ mobile vans with mounted speakers travel to communities playing pre-recorded audio messages on measures to prevent COVID-19.
COVID-19 Response: Migrant workers and families receive food and essential kits
Gram Vikas and CMID ensures access to food and essential materials for migrant workers and their families from Odisha stranded outside the state during the lockdown.
COVID-19 vaccination drives to ensure 100% registration in 106 Adivasi habitations in Odisha
Gram Vikas teams help tribal communities overcome vaccine hesitancy through community outreach, information dissemination, dispelling misinformation, and help with registration on CoWIN website.
Adivasi communities register for vaccination slots on CoWIN
Gram Vikas trains community volunteers from tribal habitations in Odisha and Jharkhand to support India’s COVID-19 vaccination drive.
GRAM VIKAS COVID-19 RESPONSE 2021: Safeguarding health, life & livelihood security of rural communities
The second wave of COVID-19 leaves 74% of rural households more vulnerable to health, life and livelihoods risks. Findings from a needs assessment with 14,648 households in Odisha and Jharkhand.
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