Students of Gram Vikas residential schools win a national competition for Climate Action
Students from Gram Vikas residential schools win the national competition, ‘Student Champs for Climate Action’. KNOW MORE
Farmers get latest agronomic and real time market information
ICT solutions help farmers improve crop productivity, enable market and price discovery, and earn better in Odisha villages.
Simlisahi’s women rally their community for the right to safe sanitation
Women of Simlisahi claim their right to a dignified life by building toilets and bathing rooms for every household in their village.
Vegetable cluster development makes a farmer out of a landless labourer
Balia overcomes polio induced walking disability to become a vegetable farmer, and end the cycle of unemployment.
Farmer Producer Company transforms the lives of marginal farmers
Membership in a farmer producer company helps small farmers to move beyond subsistence farming, and earn better from farming.
Helping the tribal poor realise their right to land
Gram Vikas teams help landless tribal poor learn about entitlements under the Forest Rights Act to rightfully claim their land ownership.
Building community capabilities for managing water quality
An Anganawadi worker, from a Jharkhand village, learns water quality testing to ensure safe water for her community.
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.
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.
Sixty acres of barren land afforested in Odisha’s Kalahandi district
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.