IMPACT

WATER

63,891 households have three taps with water supply

ACTIVITIES

Mobilising village communities to build water supply systems
Providing technical support for construction
Convergence with government schemes

COVERAGE

1185 villages in 27 districts of Odisha and Jharkhand

85% reduction in waterborne diseases

ACTIVITIES

Piped water supply to every household
Elimination of open defecation
Motivating community adoption of safe hygiene practices

COVERAGE

1185 villages in 27 districts of Odisha and Jharkhand

LIVELIHOODS

6399 persons, of which 582 women, trained as masons

ACTIVITIES

Development of training curriculum and methods
Creating a pool of trainers
Motivating people to attend the training
Advocating with families and women to take up masonry as a viable livelihood option

COVERAGE

16 districts of Odisha & Jharkhand

Productivity of 10,370 hectares of land improved

ACTIVITIES

Watershed development and management
Water harvesting structures and diversion based irrigation
Introduction of improved agronomic and farming practices
Technical capacity building of farmers in agriculture
Convergence with government schemes and agencies

COVERAGE

420 villages in four districts of Odisha

10,000 hectares of wasteland regenerated into fruit, fuel and fodder plantations

ACTIVITIES

Mobilisation of communities for taking up large-scale plantation work
Technical support for nursery raising, planting and maintenance
Convergence with government schemes
Creating community-level mechanisms for commonly owned plantations

COVERAGE

69 villages in six districts of Odisha

SANITATION & HYGIENE

1312 villages open defecation free

ACTIVITIES

A toilet for every household in the village
Promoting safe sanitation and hygiene practice adoption
Community monitoring systems for infrastructure use and maintenance

COVERAGE

1312 villages in 27 districts of Odisha and Jharkhand

2,11,907 women bathe in safe, private bathrooms with running water

ACTIVITIES

Toilet-bathing room model design informed by women’s demands
Construction of bathing rooms along with toilets by 100% of households
Selection of toilets and bathing room locations by the women of the household
Ensuring piped water in the bathrooms

COVERAGE

1427 villages in 27 districts of Odisha and Jharkhand

HABITAT & TECHNOLOGIES

54,000 families adopt renewable energy source for cooking

ACTIVITIES

Construction of 54,000 biogas plants

COVERAGE

6000 villages in 13 undivided districts of Odisha

3505 tribal families avail formal housing loans to build better and bigger houses

ACTIVITIES

Building first of its kind partnership between a housing finance institution and a nonprofit
Providing technical support for the use of cost-effective building technologies
Creating community level monitoring systems for fund use and repayment

COVERAGE

185 villages in three districts of Odisha

16,568 families build disaster-proof houses

ACTIVITIES

Social and technical support to the Odisha Disaster Recovery Project

COVERAGE

175 villages in two districts of Odisha

VILLAGE INSTITUTIONS

7311 number of active women leaders in village institutions

ACTIVITIES

Formation of village institutions
Member training with special focus on women’s leadership

COVERAGE

Across 1427 villages in 27 districts of Odisha and Jharkhand

10.80 crore raised and managed by communities for sustaining WaSH infrastructure

ACTIVITIES

Creation of village corpus fund
Building community capacities in financial management

COVERAGE

Across 1427 villages in 27 districts of Odisha and Jharkhand

EDUCATION

963 first-generation matriculates from tribal communities

ACTIVITIES

Establishing non-formal education centres in remote tribal hamlets
Residential schools for children from tribal communities
Motivating tribal families to send their children to school

COVERAGE

173 villages in three districts of Odisha

399 first-generation matriculate girl students

ACTIVITIES

Advocating with tribal families for sending girls to school
Creating a supportive school environment for girls

COVERAGE

86 villages in three districts of Odisha

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RECOGNITION

2018
ISC-FICCI Sanitation Award for the ‘Best Non-Profit Engagement Model in Sanitation’

Gram Vikas won the ISC-FICCI Sanitation Award 2018 for the ‘Best Non-Profit Engagement Model in Sanitation’. The award acknowledged the impact of MANTRA approach in reaching 75,000 families and 1311 villages to create their own sanitation and water infrastructure, benefitting more than...

2018
Ranked 21 among the TOP 100 NGOs World by NGO Advisor

Ranked 21 among the TOP 100 NGOs World by NGO Advisor for partnering with rural communities to address their critical needs in water, sanitation, economic empowerment, energy and habitat. NGO Advisor is a Geneva-based independent media organisation committed to highlighting innovation...