Toilets are now an essential and affordable need in Gram Vikas partner villages
Residents of Silam Bartoli village in Jharkhand construct toilets to realise their right and dignity to clean sanitation facilities. KNOW MORE
Nutrition gardens strengthen resilience during the pandemic and help families eat healthy round the year
Backyard kitchen gardens sustain food security of Adivasi families in remote Odisha. KNOW MORE
User-centred design accelerates adoption of behaviour change in child faeces management
The age long belief of child faeces being harmless could change with introduction of an user-designed and locally made model of child toilet. KNOW MORE
Rebuilding Livelihoods in Cyclone Titli affected villages
Gram Vikas is training women and men from Cyclone Titli affected villages in Ganjam and Gajapati districts of Odisha in masonry as a part of efforts in rebuilding livelihoods.
Renewable energy lights up the village Maligaon after five years of darkness
A renewed solar microgrid has brought back consistent access to high quality electricity to the village Maligaon bringing opportunities for rural lives and livelihoods.
New report captures the challenges of migration and potential solutions
A joint study report by Gram Vikas and CMID details the challenges and solutions for safe migration of labour from Odisha to Kerala. Migration has been a key survival strategy for millions of rural poor from the Indian state Odisha, with a poverty ratio of 32.6 per cent in 2011. Thuamul Rampur, with the largest […]
Developing a community-owned and managed model of information management for villages
The Smart Community Interface Programme aims to develop a community-owned and managed model of information management that uses information and communication technologies to improve the quality of life of village communities in areas with limited physical access and connectivity. The Smart Community Interface programme will put together the hardware architecture, content and software applications; and […]
Gram Vikas supports migrant labour from Odisha stranded during Kerala floods
The unprecedented floods that inundated Kerala affected a large number of migrant workers, some of whom were from villages that Gram Vikas has been working with. We supported the migrants and their families stranded during the floods. “Everywhere it’s just water. I don’t know what to do. I don’t know where I am. There is […]
Community Professionals Programme kicks off in Odisha
A matter of great pride for us that 29 young women and men from Gram Vikas’ partner villages will join as Gram Vikas employees in April 2019. In January 2018, the Gram Vikas Governing Board approved the Community Professionals programme as a key component of the human resources strategy for Gram Vikas Decade V. Under […]
Re-establishing our connect with all the villages we have ever worked with till now
The Status Assessment Survey (SAS), of about 70,000 households re-connected Gram Vikas with the villages which had set up water and sanitation systems with our assistance. The Status Assessment Survey (SAS), of about 70,000 households across 1170 villages, rolled out in May 2018. An exercise with few parallels, the survey aims to help Gram Vikas re-establish contact with all […]
Mason training helps Laxmi send her children to school
Laxmi Ekka, a young mother, struggled to send her children to school as earnings from daily wage labour were just enough for her family to survive. But attending the mason training by Gram Vikas helped her get a job with OPGC, triple her income and send her children to school.
Tukutoli village first gets tap water and now grows vegetables using greywater
Families in Tukutoli village in Gumla, Jharkhand, once suffered from diseases like diarrhoea, typhoid and cholera. Open defecation was prevalent, there were few sources of safe water and an acute water shortage in summer. Today, every household in the village has a toilet and a bathing room (TBR), and piped water supply.
Higher yields and incomes at lower costs of cultivation for Kantabania farmers
Farmers in Kantabania village adopted the Improve Package of Practices for rice cultivation thereby increasing yields and incomes at lower costs.
Kandhabanta village makes contaminated water potable
Kandhabanta village led a community initiative to reduce health risk from water-borne diseases and ensure zero wastage of water from the household pipes.
Lunugundi brothers earn better through mobile phones, motorcycles and better farming practices
Magatha Pradhan and Upendra Pradhan, two brothers from Lunugundi village, use technology applications to learn farming techniques to grow vegetables in summer, avoid middlemen to sell directly in the market and earn better incomes.
Cyclone Titli affected villages build back livelihoods with support from Gram Vikas and UNDP
Gram Vikas is partnering with UNDP to support livelihoods rehabilitation in Cyclone Titli affected villages. A total of 1350 households across 55 villages in Gajapati and Ganjam districts of Odisha, will be helped to build resources that will aid long-term reconstruction. Women and livelihoods prioritised by them will receive primary support. The severe tropical cyclone, […]
Relief kits, food and community mobilisation for immediate restoration post Cyclone Fani
The Gram Vikas Fani Response Team is on the ground distributing early relief kits and necessary supplies.