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board & team

Our Governing Board sets the strategic direction and ensures
that our work remains responsive to community needs.

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Joe Madiath

Chairman

Joe Madiath is the Founder Chairman of Gram Vikas. Since its inception in 1979, till the end of June 2014, Joe has been the Executive Director of Gram Vikas. Today, Gram Vikas is one of the largest NGOs in Odisha, reaching out to over 600,000 people living in over 1700 rural habitations.  READ MORE

Ananta Mahapatra

Member

Ananta Mahapatra is a noted theatre personality from Odisha, a prolific artist and cultural ambassador of the state. Popularly known as the Renaissance Man of Odia Theatre, Ananta has been a jury member of the Indian National Awards, several editions of the India International Film Festival, Indian Panorama, All India Radio Akashvani Awards, and a member of the State and Central Academies for several years. READ MORE

Anup Kumar Mahapatra

Member

Anup Kumar Mahapatra is a leading business person and philanthropist from Odisha. He has been a member of Gram Vikas Society since July 2016. READ MORE

Biren Bhuta

Member

Biren’s longest stint has been with Tata Steel, as the Chief of Corporate Social Responsibility. In this capacity, he worked on the whole spectrum of community development in tribal Jharkhand and Odisha. It led him to co-envision a countrywide tribal identity programme, Samvaad, which, to date, remains one of the sub-continent's biggest international indigenous conclaves. The rich output convinced him to co-create a funnelled national Tribal Leadership Programme, yet again a pioneering initiative. He left the company in 2018. READ MORE

Debiprasad Mishra

Member

Debiprasad Mishra is a Director at the Development Management Institute (DMI), Patna. He has previously served as the Executive Director of Gram Vikas from 2015 to 2017. Debiprasad was a faculty member at the Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA), Gujarat, from 1990 to 2016. READ MORE

Meena Gupta, IAS (Retd.)

Member

A retired 1971 Indian Administrative Services officer of Odisha cadre, Meena occupied senior positions in the Government of Odisha and the Government of India in the environment, forests, tribal affairs, labour, and health sectors. She retired as Secretary to the Government of India in the Ministry of Environment and Forests in 2008. Before that, she was the Secretary in the Ministry of Tribal Affairs. READ MORE

Namrata Chadha

Member

Namrata Chadha is a lawyer by profession and advisor to various nonprofits, public and private institutions. A national and state level awardee for her work on women and child development, she was formerly a member of the Odisha State Commission for Women, and is on the POSH Committee of eight institutions including State Bank of India and Mindtree Technologies. READ MORE

Pradosh Chandra Mohanty IRS (Retd.)

Member

Pradosh Chandra Mohanty retired as the Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, Andhra Pradesh, in 2018. He joined the Gram Vikas Society in 2019. READ MORE

Ram Sankar

Treasurer

A Chartered Accountant, exporter, and businessman working in the leather industry, Ram Sankar has been with the Gram Vikas Society since 2008. He is credited with the first book published in India on Accounting and Financial Management of NGOs. READ MORE

Sanjeev Nayak

Member

Sanjeev Nayak is an entrepreneur having built profitable businesses in information technology, technical education, primary education, hospitality, and renewable energy. He is a Charter Member of TiE, Bhubaneswar Chapter, and has successfully incubated the start-ups Silicon Techlab Pvt. Ltd., Silver Pine Hospitality Pvt. Ltd., and Abacus Holdings Pvt. Ltd., in renewable energy. READ MORE

Veena Joshi

Member

Dr. Veena Joshi is an expert in rural energy, renewable energy and environment. She is currently an Expert Member in the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) Taskforce for National LPG Program Assessment and Planning for Health, Member of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation for Medium, Small and Micro Enterprises Clusters, and a Director in the Board of the Small Scale Infrastructure Development Fund (S3IDF), India. READ MORE

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Liby Johnson

Executive Director

Liby Johnson is the Executive Director of Gram Vikas. He has led large-scale, impactful poverty alleviation efforts with nonprofits, multilateral organisations, and government in 25+ years of social development work. Liby regularly contributes to policymaking in the rural drinking water, sanitation, and livelihoods sectors at the national and state levels. In 2019-2020, he served as a member of the National Task Force for the Jal Jeevan Mission, Ministry of Jal Shakti, Government of India. READ MORE

The Management Team of Gram Vikas supports the Executive Director through programmatic and implementation leadership for different programmes.

Ambika Prasad

Manager, Administration, Procurement & IT

Ambika Prasad is the head of Administration at Gram Vikas. He joined us after 18+ years of successful stints with Tech Mahindra, In2IT, Satyam, and Sanchar. From managing day-to-day operations and security responsibilities to organizing emergency operations, he brings his skills at assessing user needs, implementing process improvements, handling the external project security audits, and developing effective communication and organizational procedures to Gram Vikas. READ MORE

Apurva Vijay Ghugey

Thematic Manager, Sanitation & Health

Dr. Apurva Ghugey is the Thematic Manager for Sanitation & Health, specifically in behaviour change programmes as a part of WaSH initiatives to address waste management, adolescent health issues, and nutrition for children and women. She also manages the action research project to promote safe child faeces management practices in rural Odisha in collaboration with Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University. READ MORE

Ashutosh Bhat

Programme Manager, Water and Habitat & Technology

Ashutosh Bhat is the Programme Manager for Water and Habitat & Technology at Gram Vikas. He joined us in 2014 from Larsen & Toubro, where he worked on system integration of solar thermal collectors for power generation in India. Before that, he researched concentrated solar power technologies with the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy, Government of India. READ MORE

Basanti Devi

District Manager, Keonjhar

Basanti Devi oversees the health, water, sanitation, and hygiene programmes in Keonjhar district. One of the earliest Gram Vikas staff members, she joined us in 1983 as a Health Worker serving the communities of Kerandimal in Ganjam district, training community health workers and traditional birth attendants, and coordinating with the health centres for the immunisation of infants and their mothers. Subsequently, she worked with Community Health Centres and Primary Health Centres in Gajapati and Kalahandi districts. READ MORE

Biswajit Sahu

District Manager, Sundergarh

Biswajit Sahu is the District Manager for Sundergarh in Gram Vikas. An expert in water and sanitation programmes, community mobilization, and institution development, Biswajit joined Gram Vikas in 2014. He worked on providing disaster resilient housing to Cyclone Phalin affected households under the Odisha Disaster Recovery Project from the Odisha State Disaster Management Authority, Government of Odisha. READ MORE

Chandramohan Patnaik

Finance Manager

Chandramohan Patnaik is the head of finance at Gram Vikas and has been with us since 1998. He is responsible for all statutory compliances, managing the investment funds, and leads the team of internal auditors. Before Gram Vikas, he was with the California Design & Construction India Limited and A K Sharma & Co. in New Delhi. READ MORE

D.P. Debashis Hota

Manager, Human Resources

Debashis Hota is Manager, Human Resources, since 2015. He ensures a healthy work environment in Gram Vikas by formulating policies and practices for efficient workplace management. READ MORE

Jannatun Begum

Thematic Manager, Village Institutions & Convergence and Sanitation & Health

Jannatun Begum manages the implementation of initiatives to strengthen village institutions & Convergence and Sanitation & Health in partner villages of Gram Vikas. A development professional with 20 years of experience in the capacity building of community institutions, she has a special interest in promoting women and child rights. READ MORE

Jobin Chacko

District Manager, Kandhamal

Jobin Chacko is the District Manager of Kandhamal in Odisha. He joined Gram Vikas in June 2018 as Young Management Trainee and started his work implementing an initiative to use ICTs to improve the life of remote rural communities. Jobin manages the Safe and Dignified Migration program, leading the Kalahandi - Kerala corridor. READ MORE

Joseph Kalassery

Thematic Manager, Livelihoods and Habitat & Technology

Joseph Kalassery is the Thematic Manager for the Livelihoods and Habitat & Technology in Gram Vikas. He also manages the implementation of different grassroots technology programmes. Joseph joined Gram Vikas in 2017 and has since then worked across livelihoods, water, health, and education. READ MORE

Jyotsna Tirkey

Thematic Manager, Village Institutions & Convergence

Jyotsna Tirkey leads the initiatives on Village Institutions & Convergence at Gram Vikas. An expert in gender empowerment programmes, she brings over 10 years of experience in social inclusion, women-led community-based institutions, microfinance, financial inclusion, and rural livelihoods with rural and tribal communities across Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, and Maharashtra. READ MORE

Kailash Chandra Sahu

Thematic Manager, Water

Kailash Chandra Sahu oversees the implementation of water projects by Gram Vikas under Jal Jeevan Mission, the flagship programme of the Government of India. He joined Gram Vikas in 1986 and has since then worked across areas of rural health and environment, renewable energy, social and agroforestry, livelihoods, and water and sanitation. READ MORE

Laxminarayan Panda

District Manager, Gajapati

Laxminarayan Panda has 31 years of experience working with the rural communities across Odisha in areas of social forestry, renewable energy, and rural health and environment. He started with Gram Vikas in 1990 in our biogas programme. READ MORE

Nirmal Chandra Mohanty

Programme Manager, Livelihoods and Village Institutions & Convergence

Nirmal Chandra Mohanty joined Gram Vikas in August 2020 and managed the COVID-19 response and is a part of the Livelihoods and Village Institutions & Convergence programmes. He brings more than 25 years of experience in watershed development, renewable energy, agriculture in the private, government, and non-government sectors. READ MORE

Nirmal Kumar Panda

Programme Manager, Water and Village Institutions & Convergence

Nirmal Kumar Panda is a member of the team in the Water and Village Institutions & Convergence focus areas. He joined Gram Vikas in 2015 and has directly managed the Government of Odisha-supported largest disaster resilient housing project in India - Odisha Disaster Recovery Project from 2015 to 2017. READ MORE

Pratap Chandra Panda

Programme Manager, Livelihoods and Sanitation & Health

Pratap Chandra Panda leads the livelihoods and Sanitation & Health initiatives at Gram Vikas. He joined Gram Vikas in 2016 and brings 15 years of extensive experience in managing livelihoods, natural resource management, and climate change projects while serving in organizations like Concern Worldwide, Regional Centre for Development Cooperation, and Living Farms. READ MORE

Ramesh Chandra Naik

District Manager, Ghumusur

Ramesh Chandra Naik is the District Manager of Ghumusur.  He has expertise in promotion of low cost agriculture practices and crop production and management.  Ramesh Chandra Naik has more than 31 years of experience in different managerial capacities in organizations like NIRMAN, United Artists’ Association, and Brukshya O Jeevar Bandhu Parishad in Odisha. READ MORE

Ranjan Patnaik

Chief Accountant

Ranjan Patnaik leads the Accounts team in Gram Vikas. He began working with Gram Vikas in 2001 and brings 27 years of experience in finance and management. READ MORE

Sangita Patra

Programme Manager, Documentation & Communications and Human Resources

Sangita Patra leads the monitoring, documentation, and communications function at Gram Vikas. She has more than 14 years of experience working in Girls’ Education, Nutrition and Health, Livelihood, and Disaster Response. READ MORE

Sarat Chandra Mohanty

District Manager, Ganjam

Sarat Chandra Mohanty, an expert in apiculture joined Gram Vikas in 1991 as a Beekeeping Supervisor to train Adivasi communities in apiculture as a livelihood option. He has since then worked in programmes on water and sanitation, renovation of defunct piped water supply systems, strengthening self-help groups and livelihoods. READ MORE

Sukanta Bhattacharya

Programme Manager, Village Institutions & Convergence and Human Resources

Sukanta Bhattacharya leads Gram Vikas initiatives under the focus area Strengthening of Village Institutions & Convergence. He also heads the Staff Development Cell which manages the performance management systems for all employees. READ MORE

Varun Namineni

District Manager, Kalahandi

Varun Namineni is the District Manager for Kalahandi, overseeing our initiatives across different thematic areas. He pursued a Master of Arts in Development from Azim Premji University in 2019 and a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Tuljapur. His key skills are in field work and research. READ MORE

Our team combines a commitment to the communities with expertise, empathy, and hard work to enable the rural poor to live a dignified life.

Programme

Abhimanyu Nayak

Field Expert

Abhimanyu Nayak joined Gram Vikas in 2017 and has been working as a Field Expert for Farm Livelihoods Technology Group. Previously, he has worked in administration in the Nayagarh Sugar Cooperative Limited. He has a M.A. in Odia from Utkal University. READ MORE

Abnaijar Raika

Thematic Coordinator

Abnaijar Raika is a Thematic Coordinator in Gram Vikas. He joined us in 2019. In the past, he volunteered with us to undertake the Status Assessment Survey to reconnect with all the villages that had set up water and sanitation systems with our assistance. READ MORE

Ahalya Mahananda

Field Expert

Ahalya Mahananda is a Field Expert in the Holistic Rural Development Programme team. In the past, she volunteered with the Gram Vikas’ COVID-19 Response team to conduct household surveys and enable access to social entitlements. She has also worked briefly with Tatwa Technologies in 2015. READ MORE

Aijub Minj

Field Expert

Aijub Minj is a Field Expert in WATSAN Infrastructure working with Gram Vikas since 2017. He has completed Intermediate in Arts from Kartik Oram Mahavidyalaya, Gumla. READ MORE

Akanksha Awasthi

Young Management Trainee

Akanksha Awasthi joined Gram Vikas as a Young Management Trainee in August 2022. She holds a Master of Arts in Development from Azim Premji University, Bangalore. She has completed Bachelor of Science in Research in Biotechnology from Shiv Nadar University, Greater Noida and Intermediate in Science from Ann Mary School, Dehradun. READ MORE

Alex Sam Thomas

Young Management Trainee

Alex Sam Thomas joined Gram Vikas as a Young Management Trainee in August 2022. He holds a Master of Arts in Development from Azim Premji University, Bangalore, and an Integrated Master of Science in Physics from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kollam. READ MORE

Amarsing Majhi

Field Expert

Amarsing Majhi joined Gram Vikas in 2018 and is currently working as a Field Expert for Village Institution & Convergence focus area. He was a Community Volunteer from 2015 to 2018. Before that, he worked with Gram Vikas as Community Service Provider under the Odisha Tribal Empowerment & Livelihoods Programme in the Thuamul Rampur block of Kalahandi district. READ MORE

Amit Kumar Paikray

Assistant Lab In-charge

Amit Kumar Paikray is an Assistant Lab In-charge for the Water Quality programme in Gram Vikas. Before joining us, he worked as Lab In-Charge for the Child Feces Management project study undertaken by Emory University for 3 months in 2019 and is experienced in laboratory management and maintenance. He has also worked as a Research Assistant for projects in molecular biology, nanotechnology, and chemical-based synthesis of manganese oxide nanoparticles. READ MORE

Ananta Kishore Das

Divisional Coordinator

Ananta Kishore Das is a Divisional Coordinator at Gram Vikas. An expert in community mobilisation, he has more than a decade of experience working with rural communities in Odisha. He joined us as a Field Supervisor. READ MORE

Anisha Panigrahi

Young Management Trainee - Agronomist

Anisha Panigrahi joined as an Agronomist in Gram Vikas in July 2022. She holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in Agriculture from Odisha University of Agriculture & Technology (OUAT), Bhubaneswar. She has completed Intermediate in Science from Arihant Junior College, Berhampur. READ MORE

Arabinda Nayak

Thematic Coordinator - Village Institution & Convergence

Arabinda Nayak is a Thematic Coordinator for the focus area Village Institutions and Convergence at Gram Vikas. He has more than two decades of experience in water, sanitation, and livelihood programmes. He holds an MSW degree from Techno Global University in 2014. READ MORE

Aravind AR

Junior Manager

Aravind AR is working as a Junior Manager for Village Institutions & Convergence focus area since July 2022. He holds a Master of Arts in Development from Azim Premji University, Bangalore and Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Kerala University. READ MORE

Artatrana Sunani

Field Expert

Artatrana Sunani is a Field Expert in Farm Livelihoods at Gram Vikas. Earlier, he worked as a Volunteer for the Status Assessment Survey undertaken to reconnect with all the villages that had set up water and sanitation systems with our assistance. He completed Class 12 in Arts from Jay Prakash Mahavidyalaya, Bhawanipatna. READ MORE

Arun Kumar Nayak

Thematic Coordinator - Village Institution & Convergence

Arun Kumar Nayak is a Thematic Coordinator for Village Institution & Convergence programme at Gram Vikas. He has also worked on water programmes. Before joining Gram Vikas, he was a Supervisor in JPAL for a livelihood project. He has a B.A. in pass course (History and Political Science) from Binayak Acharya College, Berhampur University. READ MORE

Aruna Gamango

Thematic Coordinator

Aruna Gamango is a Thematic Coordinator in the Sanitation & Health programme at Gram Vikas. He has experience in disaster response to Cyclone Titli, mobilising community members for MGNREGA in cashew plantations, toilet and bathing room repairs, and promoting nutrition gardens. In the past, he has also volunteered to do surveys for the Status Assessment Survey undertaken to reconnect with all the villages that had set up water and sanitation systems with our assistance. READ MORE

Aruna Kumar Sahu

Thematic Coordinator

Aruna Kumar Sahu is a Thematic Coordinator for the Water and Sanitation programmes at Gram Vikas. He has been with us for 17 years and is an expert in the construction of toilets and bathing rooms, water tanks, school buildings, and the training of masons. He is a trained Barefoot Engineer in construction. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Polasara Science College, Ganjam, Odisha. READ MORE

Ashish Kumar Sabar

Field Expert - Construction

Ashish Kumar Sabar is a Field Expert in Construction within the Water and Sanitation programmes at Gram Vikas. He has worked as a volunteer doing household and village level surveys under the Status Assessment Survey undertaken to reconnect with all the villages that had set up water and sanitation systems with our assistance. He holds a B.A. in pass course (History, Economics, and Political Science) from Binayak Acharya College, Berhampur. READ MORE

Ashok Kumar Dhal

Programme Technician

Ashok Kumar Dhal joined Gram Vikas in 2019 as a Programme Technician. Ashok supports plumbing work in the villages for laying distribution pipelines from the water tanks to households. He has worked as a Plumber in Delhi for 12 years and has a total of 15 years of experience in plumbing. READ MORE

Asrita Katta

Field Level Worker

Asrita Katta is working as a Field Level Worker in Gram Vikas. She joined the organization in April 2022. Asrita has worked as a volunteer with Gram Vikas during 2020. She has completed her intermediate in Arts from Babasaheb Ambedkar Junior College, Khajuripada, in 2019. READ MORE

Astina Kumar Raika

Thematic Coordinator

Astina Kumar Raika has been working with Gram Vikas since 2019. He started as a volunteer for the Status Assessment Survey and is now working as a Thematic Coordinator for the Safe and Dignified Migration programme. Astina pursued his Bachelor in Arts from Berhampur University in 2018. He also holds a Certificate Program in Rural Livelihood from BRLF-IIHMR University, Jaipur. READ MORE

Babru Bahan Bhoi

Thematic Coordinator

Babru Bahan Bhoi has been working with Gram Vikas for 14 years. He is a Thematic Coordinator who has implemented water and sanitation programmes in rural communities of Kalahandi, Ganjam, Jharsuguda and Sundargarh districts of Odisha. Babru has completed his Bachelor of Arts from Sovit University and is currently pursuing Master in Social Work from Kalinga University, Raipur. READ MORE

Bachha Pana

Thematic Coordinator

Bachha Pana is the Thematic Coordinator for Safe Water programme at Gram Vikas. He has been with Gram Vikas for 15 years and has gained his expertise in water and sanitation. He holds a Masters Degree in Social Work from Binayak Mission University. READ MORE

Bairagi Karjee

Thematic Coordinator

Bairagi Karjee is a Thematic Coordinator for Planning and Monitoring team. He has been with Gram Vikas since 2019. He pursued his Intermediate in Arts from DS Mahavidyalaya, Khariaguda, in 2008. READ MORE

Banabasi Patanaik

Thematic Coordinator - Village Institution & Convergence

Banabasi Patanaik is working as the Thematic Coordinator for Village Institutions & Convergence at Gram Vikas. He has worked in various capacities in different organisations like CRY Project India, Action Aid India, Parivartan in Malkangiri, PREM in Berhampur. Banabasi completed his Master of Arts from Berhampur University in 1986. His expertise is in community mobilisation and community training. READ MORE

Banamali Parida

Thematic Coordinator

Banamali Parida is working as the Thematic Coordinator for WATSAN Infrastructure. His expertise is in construction of water and sanitation infrastructure in rural villages. He joined Gram Vikas in 1992 and has close to three decades of experience working in social forestry, biogas, and rural housing across Odisha. READ MORE

Basant Naik

Thematic Coordinator

Basant Naik is a Thematic Coordinator for the Water Source Sustainability Programme at Gram Vikas since 2019. He completed his matriculation from Government (SSD) Boys High School, Gopalpur, Kalahandi district in 2013. READ MORE

Bhaiya Ram Oraon

Field Expert

Bhaiya Ram Oraon joined Gram Vikas in 2017 and is working as a Field Expert. He has experience in working on water and sanitation programmes and community mobilisation. Previously, he worked with PRADAN in Gumla district of Jharkhand. READ MORE

Bibekananda Pradhan

Thematic Coordinator

Bibekananda Pradan is the Thematic Coordinator for WATSAN Infrastructure at Gram Vikas and has been with us for 11 years now. He has experience in water and sanitation programmes, livelihoods, and village institutions development in Jharsuguda and Ganjam districts of Odisha. READ MORE

Bibhudas Gamango

Field Level Worker

Bibhudas Gamango is working as a Field Level Worker in Gram Vikas since April 2022. He has worked as a volunteer with Gram Vikas during 2020 before joining full time. He has completed his intermediate in Arts from Sri Krushna Chandra Gajapati Autonomous College, Paralakhemundi, in 2017. READ MORE

Bibhuti Patra

Field Expert

Bibhuti Patra joined Gram Vikas in 2020 as the Field Expert - Sanitation and Hygiene. He has completed Bachelor of Arts from DadhiBaman Degree College, Bhatli in 2018. Previously, he volunteered with us for the Status Assessment Survey carrying out door to door surveys on water and sanitation infrastructure status in the partner villages for a year. READ MORE

Bidulata Dhal

Field Expert

Bidulata Dhal has been working as a Field Expert for Village Institution & Convergence programme in Gram Vikas for 13 years. She completed her matriculation from Tarago High School in 1987. She excels in community mobilisation. READ MORE

Bijay Kumar Sahu

Thematic Coordinator - Village Institutions and Convergence

Bijaya Kumar Sahu is the Thematic Coordinator for Village Institutions and Convergence at Gram Vikas. He has been with us for 16 years. READ MORE

Bijaya Kumar Panigrahy

Thematic Coordinator

Bijaya Kumar Panigrahy has been working with us as a Thematic Coordinator for Village Institution & Convergence programme for 29 years. Currently, he supervises the Dambapur canal reconstruction work. Before joining Gram Vikas he was working with the Social Forestry Range Office in Digapahandi, Ganjam district for four years as Central Nursery Supervisor. READ MORE

Bikram Kumar Pradhan

Thematic Coordinator

Bikram Kumar Pradhan is the Thematic Coordinator - Village Institution & Convergence at Gram Vikas. He joined us in 2019. READ MORE

Binita Mandal

Field Level Worker

Binita Mandal is working as a Field Level Worker since April 2022. Before joining full-time, she worked as a volunteer with Gram Vikas during 2020. She completed her Bachelor of Arts with Sanskrit Honours from Ramadevi Women’s University, Bhubaneswar, in 2020. READ MORE

Brajabandhu Jena

Thematic Coordinator

Brajabandhu Jena is a Thematic Coordinator for WATSAN Infrastructure programme at Gram Vikas. He has been with us for 16 years. READ MORE

Brundabati Sabar

Field Expert

Brundabati Sabar is a Field Expert for the Sanitation and Health programme. She has earlier volunteered for Gram Vikas in the Status Assessment Survey doing door to door surveys. READ MORE

Buddhadev Deep

Thematic Coordinator

Buddhadev Deep is the Thematic Coordinator for Village Institution and Convergence programme at Gram Vikas. In the past, he has worked with Pratham Foundation as Coordinator for six years. READ MORE

Buyaja Dalabehera

Field Level Worker

Buyaja Dalabehera is working with Gram Vikas as a Field Level Worker since April 2022. Before joining full-time, he worked as a volunteer in Gram Vikas during 2021. He has done his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Khallikote Cluster University, Berhampur, in the year 2018. READ MORE

Chandra Singh Majhi

Thematic Coordinator

Chandra Singh Majhi is Thematic Coordinator - Village Institution & Convergence in Gram Vikas, joined in 2019. READ MORE

Chhabi Mohanty

Thematic Coordinator - WATSAN Infrastructure

Chhabi Mohanty is the Thematic Coordinator - WATSAN Infrastructure at Gram Vikas. She has extensive experience working on water and sanitation projects, community mobilisation and village institutions development. She completed Bachelor of Arts degree from Berhampur University. READ MORE

Dalei Mallik

Thematic Coordinator

Dalei Mallik is working with Gram Vikas from 2019. He is currently working as Thematic Coordinator for the Sanitation & Health programme. He pursued Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Chidananda Saraswati Mahavidyalaya, Bamokoi in 2017. He is very good at community mobilization. READ MORE

Damayanti Das

Thematic Coordinator - Village Institutions & Convergence

Damayanti Das is the Thematic Coordinator for Village Institutions & Convergence at Gram Vikas. She has previously worked with Thread Karani Khordha as a Field Coordinator for five years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Science from Binayak Mission University in 2005. READ MORE

Dauda Sabar

Field Level Worker

Dauda Sabar joined Gram Vikas as a Field Level Worker in April 2022. Before joining full-time, he worked as a volunteer with Gram Vikas during 2021. He completed his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Indira Memorial College, Chandiput, in 2008. READ MORE

Debaraj Sahu

Supervisor

Debaraj Sahu started working with Gram Vikas in 2018 as a Supervisor. READ MORE

Debasis Sahoo

Thematic Coordinator - Farm Livelihood

Debasis Sahoo is working as a Thematic Coordinator for Farm Livelihoods at Gram Vikas. He has been working in the Holistic Rural Development Project (HRDP) in Nayagarh district. He holds a Master in Social Work from Utkal University. READ MORE

Debasish Panda

Supervisor

Debasish Panda is a Supervisor in our renewable energy projects supporting the installation of solar water pumps. Earlier he has served for two years as an Operator with Mother India Private Limited. He pursued Intermediate in Arts from Bant Anchalika College in 2012. READ MORE

Deepak Kumar Mohanty

WATSAN Infrastructure

Deepak Kumar Mohanty is the Thematic Coordinator - WATSAN Infrastructure. He excels at community mobilisation and supervision in the construction of piped water supply systems and sanitation infrastructure in rural communities. He completed Bachelor of Arts from Utkal University in 1987. READ MORE

Dillip Kumar Subudhi

Coordinator - Village Institutions

Dillip Kumar Subudhi is a Coordinator for the Village Institutions focus area. He facilitates capacity building and hand holding support to Village Lekha Mitra. He has served as an Accountant in different project offices. He holds a Master of Social Work from Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences in 2012. READ MORE

Dinabandhu Swain

Coordinator - Village Institutions

Dinabandhu Swain is a Coordinator for Village Institutions focus area at Gram Vikas. He has served three years as a District Coordinator in PACS India. He has been empanelled as Masters Resource Person on PRI, OLM, DDUGKY, Child Protection by SIRD, NIRD, OLM and Women and Child Development since 2008. READ MORE

Dulhaba Odandra

Thematic Coordinator - Water Source Sustainability

Dulhaba Odandra works as a Thematic Coordinator for Water Source Sustainability programme at Gram Vikas. His expertise is in Watershed Management that he acquired in training from Watershed Organization Trust (WOTR), Pune and training on Groundwater recharge from ACWADAM, Pune. READ MORE

Gananath Padhan

Senior Supervisor

Gananath Padhan has been working as a Senior Supervisor at Gram Vikas for 16 years. He has expertise in construction of piped water supply systems and sanitation infrastructure. He pursued an Intermediate from Dunguripali College, Dunguripali in 1996. READ MORE

Gaurab Mohapatra

Thematic Coordinator - PMDC

Gaurab Mohapatra is a Thematic Coordinator for Planning, Monitoring, Documentation and Communications at Gram Vikas. He served one and half years as Block Project Coordinator in UNDP India. His expertise includes project monitoring, reporting and documentation. READ MORE

Gautam Chandra Rout

Thematic Coordinator - Village Institutions & Convergence

Gautam Chandra Rout is the Thematic Coordinator for Village Institutions & Convergence Programme at Gram Vikas. He has 16 years of experience working with the Adivasi communities of Gajapati and Ganjam districts. He has experience in piped water supply, sanitation and hygiene, watershed, self-help group, non-formal education, forest right act, social forestry and rural housing. READ MORE

Gokulnath G.L

Junior Manager - Smart Community

Gokulnath G.L is a Junior Manager responsible for the implementation of the Smart Community project. He worked as a Rural Development Fellow at Gram Vikas to promote the weather station among the farmer communities and build capacity of the farmers and volunteers to get the benefit out of the information. The fellowship program was with SBI Youth for India. READ MORE

Gouri Shankar Naik

Divisional Coordinator

Gouri Shankar Naik is working as the Divisional Coordinator at Gram Vikas. He has been with us for 33 years. READ MORE

Gouri Shankar Sabar

Field Expert - Water Source Sustainability

Gouri Shankar Sabar is working as a Field Expert for Water Source Sustainability programme at Gram Vikas. He completed Bachelor of Arts from Indira Memorial College, Chandiput in 2019. READ MORE

Herman Kerketta

Senior Supervisor

Herman Kerketta is a Senior Supervisor at Gram Vikas with expertise in toilet and bathing room construction. Prior to joining Gram Vikas, he served in Indra Women Organization Voluntary Action as Supervisor for five years. He completed his Intermediate in Arts from Parshuram Gauntia College, Jarabaga in 1996. READ MORE

Jaya Krushna Dash

Field Expert - PWSS

Jaya Krushna Dash has been working at Gram Vikas for 31 years. He is a Field Expert in piped water supply systems. READ MORE

Jayant D. Janrao

Young Management Trainee

Jayant D. Janrao joined Gram Vikas in August 2022 as Young Management Trainee. He holds a Master of Social Work in Rural Development and Bachelor of Arts in Social Science from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Tuljapur. He has completed Intermediate of Arts from SJK College, Maharashtra. Jayant has worked as Labour Supervisor for Osmanabad District Farmers’ Food Producer Company Limited and Pruthbijaat Grapes and Grower in Osmanabad, Maharashtra for two years. READ MORE

Jayanta Podh

Thematic Coordinator - Village Institutions & Convergence

Jayanta Podh is the Thematic Coordinator - Village Institutions & Convergence at Gram Vikas. He is an expert in community mobilisation. In the past, he has worked in the Rural Health and Environment Programme (RHEP) as a Supervisor and the Odisha Disaster Recovery Project (ODRP) as a Programme Associate. READ MORE

Jayanti Raita

Thematic Coordinator

Jayanti Raita joined Gram Vikas in 2019 and is currently working as a Thematic Coordinator - Sanitation and Health programme. She has worked in rehabilitation projects for the Cyclone Titli affected communities, WASHplus and Child Feces Management project in Rayagada block of Gajapati district. Before joining full time she has volunteered in the Status Assessment Survey doing community surveys for one year. Jayanti completed Intermediate in Arts from Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences, Bhubaneswar in 2017. READ MORE

Jeebita Bhuyan

Field Expert - Sanitation & Hygiene

Jeebita Bhuyan is a Field Expert for Sanitation and Hygiene programme. In the past, she has volunteered with us for the Status Assessment Survey doing surveys at Gram Vikas partner villages. She pursued Bachelor of Arts from Berhampur University in 2020. READ MORE

Jogindra Dakua

Thematic Coordinator - Water Source Sustainability

Jogindra Dakua is a Thematic Coordinator in the Water Source Sustainability programme. READ MORE

Kabir Rana

Project Manager

Kabir Rana is the Project Manager for the Rural Livelihood Project in the Kandhamal and Ganjam districts of Odisha. He has been working with Gram Vikas since 2020. Before taking the role of Project Manager, he was working to develop the Ganjam-Surat safe migration corridor as part of the Safe and Dignified Migration programme. He pursued a Master in Economics from Jadavpur University in 2020. READ MORE

Kailash Chandra Das

Thematic Coordinator - Village Institutions & Convergence

Kailash Chandra Das is a Thematic Coordinator for Village Institutions and Convergence programme at Gram Vikas. He is responsible for facilitating training and capacity building of village level institutions on leadership, participation, and mobilisation, awareness raising on roles and responsibilities, strengthening of SHGs and youth groups. READ MORE

Kali Charan Panda

Project Coordinator

Kali Charan Panda is a Project Coordinator. His expertise includes government liaising and community mobilisation. He pursued a Masters of Social Work from Utkal University of Culture in 2013. He remained part of the National Service Scheme during his student days and involved himself in voluntary services. READ MORE

Kalpana Moharana

Thematic Coordinator - Village Institutions & Convergence

Kalpana Moharana has 15 years of experience at Gram Vikas. She is working as a Thematic Coordinator for Village Institutions and Convergence programme. Her expertise is in community mobilisation and capacity building of Self-Help Groups. She has completed Bachelor of Science from Devi Kandal Nityananda College, Eranch. READ MORE

Krishna Chandra Dikshit

Thematic Coordinator - Farm Livelihoods

Krishna Chandra Dikshit is a Thematic Coordinator for Farm Livelihoods programme. He is also experienced in establishing piped water supply systems, construction of toilet and bathing rooms, implementation of smart community interface, formation and management of Farmer Producer Company and solid waste management. READ MORE

Krushna Chandra Maharana

Thematic Coordinator - WATSAN Infrastructure

Krushna Chandra Maharana is a Thematic Coordinator - WATSAN Infrastructure. He completed his Matriculation from Utkal Vidyapitha, Kharagpur, in 2001. His expertise includes community mobilisation. READ MORE

Kuna Gochhayata

Thematic Coordinator - Village Institutions & Convergence

Kuna Gochhayata is working as a Thematic Coordinator for Village Institutions & Convergence at Gram Vikas. In the past, he has worked for Nirman as Village Coordinator. He completed Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Nayagarh Autonomous College, Nayagarh in 2001. READ MORE

Lalit Kumar Naik

Field Level Worker

Lalit Kumar Naik works as a Field Level Worker in Gram Vikas since April 2022. Prior to joining full-time, he worked as a volunteer in Gram Vikas during 2021. He completed his Bachelor of Science with Mathematics Honours from Rayagada Autonomous College, Rayagada, in 2021. READ MORE

Manas Ranjan Mund

Senior Supervisor

Manas Ranjan Mund is a Senior Supervisor at Gram Vikas. He has done vocational training in horticulture from Panchayat College, Dharmagarh in 1997. He first joined Gram Vikas in 2007 working for watershed activities in Kalahandi. READ MORE

Manas Samanta

Thematic Coordinator - Safe Water

Manas Samanta is a Thematic Coordinator for Safe Water programme at Gram Vikas. He works on water quality management, WaSH behaviour and kitchen sanitation. He has also been part of the planning, monitoring and documentation team and safe migration programme. READ MORE

Manikamala Swain

Thematic Coordinator - PMDC

Manikamala Swain is the Thematic Coordinator for planning, monitoring, documentation and communication at Gram Vikas.She has 22 years of experience in the field of development sector. She holds a Master of Arts in Rural Development (MARD) from IGNOU and Bachelor of Science in Zoology from Utkal University in 2000. READ MORE

Manjary S

Junior Manager

Manjary S is working with Gram Vikas as Junior Manager for Safe and Dignified Migration programme since January 2022. She has worked with Gram Vikas as a SBI Youth For India fellow during 2020-21. In the past, she has worked with Karnataka Health Promotion Trust, Bangalore as a Project Trainee with the Nutrition and Social Entrepreneurship team for six months. READ MORE

Manjulata Jena

Supervisor

Manjulata Jena is a Supervisor for programmes in construction of household toilet & bathing rooms, piped water supply systems, strengthening Self Help Groups and implementing WASHplus activities in Rayagada and Gajapati district of Odisha. She completed Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Govindpur Degree College, Devi Vihar in 2016. READ MORE

Manoj Kumar Swain

Divisional Coordinator

Manoj Kumar Swain is a Divisional Coordinator at Gram Vikas. Before joining Gram Vikas, he worked as a Technician cum Supervisor in Indian Oil for sixteen years. He completed his Matriculation from Kutam Chandi Vidyapitha, Baniadiha in 1994. READ MORE

Monalisa Behera

Thematic Coordinator - Hygiene and Health

Monalisa Behera is a Thematic Coordinator for Hygiene and Health initiatives at Gram Vikas. She holds a Master of Social Work from National Institute of Social Work And Social Sciences, Bhubaneswar in 2019. READ MORE

Narayan Pradhan

Field Expert - Village Institution & Convergence

Narayan Pradhan is a Field Expert for Village Institution & Convergence programme at Gram Vikas. He completed Bachelor of Arts in Sanskrit from Puri University in 2015. He is good at community mobilisation, facilitating training and awareness programmes. READ MORE

Narayan Sahu

Thematic Coordinator - Farm Livelihoods

Narayan Sahu is a Thematic Coordinator for Farm Livelihoods programme at Gram Vikas. His expertise includes community mobilisation and livelihood. He completed his Intermediate in Arts from Sri Jagannath Sanskrit Vishvavidyalaya, Puri in 2010. READ MORE

Nila Sethi

Senior Supervisor

Nila Sethi is a Senior Supervisor with Gram Vikas READ MORE

Paikas Toppo

Field Expert - WASHplus

Paikas Toppo is a Field Expert in WASH plus programme. READ MORE

Parakhita Nayak

Supervisor

Parakhita Nayak is a Supervisor with Gram Vikas. He completed Intermediate in Arts from Nabajyoti College, Jyotinagar, Chakarkend in 2002. READ MORE

Paramananda Sethi

Senior Supervisor

Paramananda Sethi is a Senior Supervisor at Gram Vikas and is currently looking after the implementation of water and sanitation programmes as part of the Holistic Rural Development Programme (HRDP) in Nayagarh district. His expertise is in supervising the construction of household toilets & bathing rooms and community water tanks. READ MORE

Parsuram Mishra

Project Coordinator

Parsuram Mishra is a Project Coordinator at Gram Vikas. In his 32 years with us, he has been part of implementing programmes in biogas, water and sanitation, disaster relief and rehabilitation, and construction of buildings and bridges. He has served rural communities in Balasore, Bolangir, Ganjam, Gajapati, Koraput, Khurda and states like Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand. READ MORE

Parsuram Palli

Supervisor

Parsuram Palli is a Supervisor at Gram Vikas. He completed his Matriculation from Nandapur High School in 1992. READ MORE

Prakash Kumar Jha

Young Management Trainee

Prakash Kumar Jha is a Young Management Trainee working on the Village Poverty Reduction Planning at Gram Vikas. He completed a Master of Social Work from Delhi School of Social Work, University of Delhi. READ MORE

Prasanta Kumar Sahu

Field Expert - Water Source Sustainability

Prasanta Kumar Sahu is working as a Field Expert for the Water Source Sustainability programme at Gram Vikas. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Pabitra Mohan Memorial Degree College, Rengali. READ MORE

Prashant Kumar Nayak

Field Expert - Construction

Prashant Kumar Nayak is working as a Field Expert in Construction. His expertise includes Community Mobilisation and Awareness Generation.He has been part of RCDC projects and Pratham, Odisha. He pursued Intermediate in Arts from Anchalika Degree College, Jagannathprasad. READ MORE

Puspanjali Bhuyan

Field Expert - Construction

Puspanjali Bhuyan is a Field Expert for Construction of household toilet and bathing rooms. She completed Intermediate in Arts from Sanskrit College, Khariaguda in 2019. READ MORE

Rajani Karjee

Field Expert - Construction

Rajani Karjee is a Field Expert in Construction activities at Gram Vikas. READ MORE

Reshma Khan

Thematic Coordinator

Reshma Khan is working as a Thematic Coordinator for Sanitation & Health programme. She holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Tuljapur and a Master of Business Administration in Public Systems in Environment Management from the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management. She completed Bachelor of Science in Zoology from the University of Calcutta in the year 2017. READ MORE

Roshi Soni

Project Manager

Roshi Soni is the Project Manager for Holistic Rural Development Programme in Balangir district. She joined Gram Vikas in 2020. READ MORE

Sabitri Ojha

Thematic Coordinator - Safe Water

Sabitri Ojha has 15 years of experience at Gram Vikas. She is a Thematic Coordinator for the Safe Water programme. She pursued a Bachelor of Arts from Utkal University in 2000. READ MORE

Sachin Gurung

Thematic Coordinator - Water Source Sustainability

Sachin Gurung is as a Thematic Coordinator for the Water Source Sustainability programme. His expertise is in livelihood and watershed management. Before joining Gram Vikas, he served as a Project Coordinator in Hill Social Welfare Society, Kalimpong, as Coordinator in Kalimpong Krishak Kalyan Sangathan, and as Junior Coordinator for the Integrated Tribal Development Programme in Tumba, Ganjam district, in Gram Vikas. READ MORE

Sanjay Kumar Baral

Thematic Coordinator - Farm Livelihoods

Sanjay Kumar Baral is a Thematic Coordinator for Farm Livelihoods initiatives at Gram Vikas. Earlier, he has worked with CTxGreen as Supervisor in agriculture livelihoods. He completed Bachelor of Arts from Utkal University in 1997. READ MORE

Santosh Kumar Padhy

Thematic Coordinator - Village Institutions & Convergence

Santosh Kumar Padhy is a Thematic Coordinator for the Village Institutions and Convergence programme. He completed Bachelor of Arts from Nuvapada Sri Balaji Mahavidyalaya College, Nuvapada in 1998. READ MORE

Santosh Kumar Patra

Thematic Coordinator - Village Institutions and Convergence

Santosh Kumar Patra is working as a Thematic Coordinator for Village Institutions & Convergence programme. He has close to two decades of experience working with rural communities in Odisha and Jharkhand. His expertise includes community motivation, and construction. He pursued Master of Arts from Berhampur University in 1998. READ MORE

Sarita Majhi

Field Expert - Farm Livelihoods

Sarita Majhi is a Field Expert for Farm Livelihoods. She completed Matriculation from Government High School, Gunupur in 2019. READ MORE

Saroj Porichha

Senior Divisional Coordinator

Saroj Porichha is a Senior Divisional Coordinator. In his 24 years with us, he has served in the tribal pockets of Gajapati promoting holistic development initiatives. READ MORE

Shivtahal Singh

Supervisor

Shivtahal Singh is a Supervisor with Gram Vikas. READ MORE

Siba Kumbhar

Field Expert

Siba Kumbhar is a Field Expert in Sanitation & Health programme at Gram Vikas. He pursued Intermediate in Arts from Radhakrushna Adivasi Mahavidyalaya, Dasamantapur in 2011. READ MORE

Sibaram Sahu

Thematic Coordinator - Village Institutions and Convergence

Sibaram Sahu a Thematic Coordinator for Village Institutions and Convergence programme. His expertise includes strengthening village institutions, women empowerment, income generation activities, water and sanitation, and government fund mobilisation. READ MORE

Sitaram Mohanty

Thematic Coordinator - WATSAN Infrastructure

Sitaram Mohanty is a Thematic Coordinator for WATSAN Infrastructure. He completed Bachelor of Arts from Berhampur University. READ MORE

Sombra Sabar

Field Expert - WASH Behaviour

Sombra Sabar is a Field Expert for WASH Behaviour programmes. READ MORE

Subin Das

Thematic Coordinator - WATSAN Infrastructure

Subin Das is a Thematic Coordinator for WATSAN Infrastructure at Gram Vikas. His expertise includes community mobilisation and construction of WATSAN Infrastructure. READ MORE

Sudhansu Sekhar Rath

Field Expert - Water Quality Management

Sudhansu Sekhar Rath is working as a Field Expert for Water Quality Management programme. Before joining Gram Vikas, he worked in People’s Rural Education Movement (PREM) for 12 years on health, education, and livelihood programmes. He pursued Bachelor of Arts in Sanskrit from Puri University in 1997. READ MORE

Sujit Swain

Field Expert - Water Resource Technology Group

Sujit Swain is a Field Expert for Water Resource Technology Group. He supports work on spring shed. He completed Intermediate in Commerce from Chidananda Saraswati (Junior) Mahabidyalaya, Bamokoi, in 2010. READ MORE

Sukadev Swain

Thematic Coordinator - WATSAN Infrastructure

Sukadev Swain is a Thematic Coordinator for WATSAN Infrastructure. He pursued a Bachelor of Arts degree from IGNOU in 2012. Before joining Gram Vikas, he worked in Aradhana Foods and Goods Private Limited, Hyderabad as a Production In-charge and Assistant Security Officer. READ MORE

Sumati Devi

Field Expert - WASH Behaviour

Sumati Devi is a Field Expert for WASH Behaviour programme. She is responsible for creating awareness on water, sanitation and hygiene behaviour at household levels. She has experience working with rural communities and especially women groups in Jharkhand. READ MORE

Suresh Chandra Barik

Senior Divisional Coordinator

Suresh Chandra Barik is working as a Senior Divisional Coordinator at Gram Vikas. He has 28 years of experience working with rural communities. He has experience in facilitating training on leadership development, gender advocacy, Forest Rights Act, livelihoods and pro-poor development legislation. READ MORE

Susanta Kumar Pradhan

Thematic Coordinator - WATSAN Infrastructure

Susanta Kumar Pradhan is the Thematic Coordinator for WATSAN Infrastructure at Gram Vikas. His expertise includes community mobilisation and water & sanitation. He holds a Master in Social Work degree from Binayak Mission University in 2009. READ MORE

Thomas Sunil K

Project Manager

Thomas Sunil K is working as a Project Manager for the Integrated Village Development project in Kalahandi district of Odisha. He has been working with us since 2020. READ MORE

Trilochan Jena

Senior Divisional Coordinator

Trilochan Jena is a Senior Divisional Coordinator at Gram Vikas. As a Project Coordinator, he has been part of projects like Odisha Disaster Recovery Project in Ganjam district, PoWER project in Rayagada district and was into government liaison and resource mobilisation for some time. READ MORE

Trinath Pradhan

Thematic Coordinator - Water Source Sustainability

Trinath Pradhan is working as a Thematic Coordinator for Water Source Sustainability programme at Gram Vikas. His expertise is in community mobilisation. He passed Matriculation from Project High School, Kolab Nagar in 1984. READ MORE

Tushar Kanta Behura

Field Expert - Village Institution & Convergence

Tushar Kanta Behura is a Field Expert for Village Institution & Convergence programme. He pursued Master of Social Work from Utkal University of Culture, Bhubaneswar, passed in 2008. READ MORE

Tushar Kanta Behura

Village Coordinator

Tushar Kanta Behura is a Village Coordinator for Holistic Rural Development Project in Nayagarh. He pursued Master of Social Work from Utkal University of Culture, Bhubaneswar. READ MORE

Programme Support

Ajaya Kumar Behera

Photographer - Documentation & Communications

Ajaya Kumar Behera is a social documentary photographer with more than 15 years of experience. A prolific photographer, National Geographic Traveller India, Lonely Planet India, and LensCulture. His work has also been featured by India Development Review, Niti Ayog, The Laxmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute, Harvard University, Youth Ki Awaaz, among others. READ MORE

Anas K P

Junior Manager

Anas K P works as a Junior Manager for the Water Resources Technology Group (WRTG). He joined us in December 2021. He was associated as an SBI YFI fellow with Gram Vikas during 2020-21. Anas holds a Master of Science and Bachelor of Science in Applied Geology from Central University of Karnataka, Kalaburagi. READ MORE

Ankit Kumar

Thematic Coordinator - Planning, Monitoring, Documentation and Communication

Ankit Kumar is a Thematic Coordinator for Planning, Monitoring, Documentation and Communication at Gram Vikas. He holds a postgraduate degree in Development Management from the Development Management Institute, Patna. READ MORE

Anurag Sharma

Junior Manager

Anurag Sharma is a Junior Manager for the Water Resources Technology Group at Gram Vikas. An expert in watershed development and social research. He worked for two years as a Research Fellow at the University of Delhi. He has an M.A. in Development Studies from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai. READ MORE

Bata Krushna Nayak

Senior Supervisor

Bata Krushna Nayak has been working with Gram Vikas for 15 years. He is currently working as Senior Supervisor for Water Resource Technology Group. Before joining Gram Vikas he was working as a Project Coordinator with ORRISSA for four years. Bata holds a Master of Business Administration (Human Resource) from Binayak Mission University in 2014 as well as a degree in Master in Social Work. READ MORE

Benstin Jenith.B.G.

Researcher

Benstin has been working as a Researcher for the Water Resources Technology Group (WRTG) since September 2021. Prior to this, he worked as a Research Assistant in a socio-psychology research named “Communication in Diabetes” from IIT, Hyderabad. Benstin holds a Master of Arts in Development Studies from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, in 2018 and a Bachelor’s in Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from College of Engineering, Guindy, Chennai, in 2014. READ MORE

Bhagya Laxmi Puhan

Engineer

Bhagya Laxmi Puhan joined Gram Vikas in 2018 as an Engineer. She is part of the Water Resource Technology Group. She completed her Diploma in Civil Engineering from Ramarani Institute of Technology, Balasore in 2013. She has experience working on engineering plans and designs through AutoCAD and QGIS. READ MORE

Bhisma Kumar Bai

Junior Manager - Strategic Communications

Bhisma Kumar Bai is the Junior Manager for Strategic Communications at Gram Vikas. He manages the intern and volunteer mobilisation from colleges and universities and the media outreach. He has worked with OXFAM India in Bangalore, Jaipur, and Bhubaneswar for nine years on Public Engagement and Fundraising. READ MORE

Bidyutprava Praharaj

Thematic Coordinator

Bidyutprava Praharaj is the Thematic Coordinator - Planning, Monitoring, Documentation & Communication in Kalahandi district and has been with us for 17 years. She joined as an Assistant Teacher at Gram Vikas Shikshya Niketan, Kankia and took care of the health and boarding of school children along with teaching. Since then, she has taken various roles and responsibilities at Gram Vikas as an Office Assistant, Campus in-charge, volunteer management, and supporting with planning, monitoring, and accounting. READ MORE

Chandrika Patnaik

Junior Manager - Documentation

Chandrika Patnaik is the Junior Manager - Documentation at Gram Vikas. She manages content production and documentation. She holds a Post Graduate degree in Russian Civilization, Language and Literature from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. READ MORE

Debasish Mohapatra

Expert Engineer

Debasish Mohapatra is an Expert Engineer in the Water Quality team at Gram Vikas. READ MORE

Dibya Ranjan Shaw

Programme Technician

Dibya Ranjan Shaw works as a Programme Technician at Gram Vikas from 2020. He supports the installation of solar water pumps. Earlier, he worked as a Senior Fitter in Vedanta Aluminium Limited and Bhushan Steel Plant for 12 years. He completed his Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from Divine Institute of Engineering and Technology in 2015. His expertise is in mechanical and maintenance work. READ MORE

Duryodhan Barik

Programme Technician

Duryodhan Barik is a Programme Technician at Gram Vikas. He looks after the maintenance of the piped water supply systems. READ MORE

Gajendra Giri

Programme Technician

Gajendra Giri has been working with us for over 35 years now. He is a Programme Technician looking after the maintenance of piped water supply systems. READ MORE

Jaison Jose Thomas

Junior Manager

Jaison Jose Thomas is a Junior Manager in the Documentation and Communications team. He leads on our work in the Community Media Cell, coordinates content production and oversees capacity building of staff and community partners in audio-visual communication. READ MORE

Kalu Shankar Pani

Programme Technician

Kalu Shankar Pani has been working as a Programme Technician at Gram Vikas since 2016. He has 12 years of experience in the electrical and plumbing field. For three years, he worked in Akhandalamani Electrical Construction, two-plus years in Tata Steel (Aluminum Plant) in Visakhapatnam, one and half years in Rourkela Steel Plant. READ MORE

Malay Kumar Panda

Electrical Engineer

Malay Kumar Panda is an Electrical Engineer with expertise in solar pumping systems, solar electricity and water quality. He completed a Diploma in Electrical Engineering from Jhadeswar Institute of Engineering and Technology in 2015 and is currently pursuing Bachelor of Technology in Electrical Engineering from Oxford College of Engineering and Management, Bhubaneswar. READ MORE

N Dibya Alok

Coordinator - Documentation

N Dibya Alok is a Coordinator in the Documentation and Communications team at Gram Vikas. He manages the website, social media, communications databases, content production and crowdfunding campaign outreach. He holds a Bachelor in Commerce from Sambalpur University in 2013. READ MORE

Premananda Nayak

Engineer

Premananda Nayak is an Engineer with Gram Vikas. He pursued Bachelors of Technology in Civil Engineering from Subas Institute of Technology in 2015. He served one year as a Junior Engineer in Intach Conservation Institute. His expertise includes Construction. READ MORE

Priyadarshini Senapati

Senior Engineer

Priyadarshini Senapati has been working as a Senior Engineer at Gram Vikas with expertise in civil engineering. She served for one year as a WASH Officer in Practical Action. She pursued Bachelors of Technology in Civil Engineering from Biju Patnaik University of Technology in 2015. She is good at AutoCAD. READ MORE

Rufus Sunny

Junior Manager - Community Media Cell

Rufus Sunny is a Junior Manager in the Documentation and Communications team at Gram Vikas. He co-anchors the work on Community Media Cell, produces videos for community education, and external communications on Gram Vikas. His expertise is in multimedia production. READ MORE

Santosh Kumar Rout

Coordinator - Documentation

Santosh Kumar Rout is Coordinator for Documentation and Communication thematic area. He leads content production within the Communications team in Odia language. He handles the Odia Facebook page of Gram Vikas and also handles publishing of the periodic regional newsletter “Gram Vikas Samachar”. READ MORE

Sarada Kanta Biswal

Technician - Renewable Energy

Sarada Kanta Biswal is a Technician for Renewable Energy projects with Gram Vikas. Earlier, he worked for Halla Visteon Climate Systems India Ltd. in Alwar, Rajasthan, as an Operator. He joined us in September 2021. READ MORE

Sibani Choudhury

Engineer

Sibani Choudhury is an Engineer at Gram Vikas. She undertakes estimates, site supervision for construction work, drawing in AutoCAD, and government liaising. She pursued Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering from Kalam Institute of Technology in 2015. READ MORE

Simanchal Polai

Programme Technician

Simanchal Polai has been with Gram Vikas for 29 years. He is working as a Programme Technician and supports us in fittings and plumbing for the piped water supply system. READ MORE

Soumya Ranjan Mohanty

Engineer

Soumya Ranjan Mohanty is an Engineer at Gram Vikas. He has experience in construction supervision, preparing estimates, Bill Of Quantities, designs and drawings using AutoCAD. He has Diploma in Civil Engineering from Nalanda Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar. READ MORE

Srilata Kumari Satapathy

Senior Engineer

Srilata Kumari Satapathy is a Senior Engineer at Gram Vikas. Her expertise includes construction supervision, preparing estimates, Bill of Quantities, designs, and drawings using AutoCAD. READ MORE

Subhasmita Biswal

Team Leader - PMDC

Subhasmita Biswal is working as a Team Leader - PMDC at Gram Vikas. She has experience in documentation and coordinating surveys. READ MORE

Y Chandra Kumar

Government Liaison Coordinator

Y Chandra Kumar is a Government Liaison Coordinator. He pursued Bachelor of Commerce from Berhampur University, passed in 2000 and Master of Social Work from Vinayak Missions University, Chennai in 2012. He is continuing a Diploma in Health and Nutrition Education from IGNOU. He earlier worked with Padhi and Co., a Chartered Accounting Firm in Berhampur. READ MORE

Finance & Accounts

A Bishnu Padhan

District Accountant

A Bishnu Padhan joined us in 2017 and is the District Accountant at Gram Vikas. He has a Masters in Commerce (Accounting) from Berhampur University, Masters in Business Administration (Finance) from D.D Autonomous College, Keonjhar, and is now pursuing his Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Lajpat Rai Law College in Sambalpur. READ MORE

Aditya Prasad Misra

Senior Accountant

Aditya Prasad Misra is a Senior Accountant at Gram Vikas. He has been with Gram Vikas for 31 years. He holds a B.A. in History from Berhampur University. READ MORE

Ajit Kumar Raut

District Accountant

Ajit Kumar Raut is a District Accountant with Gram Vikas. An expert in Tally software, he has an MBA in Finance & Accounts from Berhampur University. Additionally, he has an M.A. in Odia from Government Autonomous College, Bhawanipatna, and MSW from Allahabad University. READ MORE

Arabinda Satapathy

Compliance Coordinator

Arabinda Satapathy is a Compliance Coordinator at Gram Vikas. He is an expert in accounting, ROC filing, GST filing and assessment, FCRA work, and Income Tax filing and assessments. READ MORE

Chitta Ranjan Mohapatra

Cluster Accountant

Chitta Ranjan Mohapatra is the Cluster Accountant at Gram Vikas. Before Gram Vikas, he worked with MKPS & Associates as an Internal Auditor for 12 years. He completed Bachelor of Commerce from Utkal University in 2006. READ MORE

Dillip Kumar Mohapatra

Manager - Bookkeeping and Compliance

Dillip Kumar Mohapatra works as a Manager - Bookkeeping and Compliance. He joined Gram Vikas in July 2022. He has a total 22 years of experience in accounts, finance, legal and statutory compliances. He has worked in varied positions for corporates like B.Engineers & Builders Limited, Bhubaneswar, Powercon Projects & Associates Limited, Bhubaneswar, Kryfs Power Components Limited, Mumbai, and Ducon Contractors Private Limited, Bangalore. READ MORE

Neelamadhaba Patro

Accounts and Administration Supervisor

Neelamadhaba Patro is Accounts and Administration Supervisor at Gram Vikas. He pursued a Master of Commerce from Berhampur University in 2018. Before joining Gram Vikas, he was working in Nilachala Pharma as an Accountant. READ MORE

Niranjan Sahu

Accounts and Administration Supervisor

Niranjan Sahu is an Accounts and Administration Supervisor at Gram Vikas. He has served in OTELP Plus and ITDP projects in Thuamul Rampur block of Kalahandi district, School Sanitation project in Nayagarh district and is now managing accounts and administration in Koinpur in Gajapati district. READ MORE

Prabhat Kumar Pattnaik

Senior Accountant

Prabhat Kumar Pattnaik is the Senior Accountant at Gram Vikas. He has 23 years of experience in managing project and head office accounts at Gram Vikas. He holds a Master of Commerce from Berhampur University. READ MORE

Purna Chandra Panda

Accounts and Administration Supervisor

Purna Chandra Panda is the Accounts and Administration Supervisor. He has in the past worked in Livolink Foundation as an Accounts Assistant cum Admin. READ MORE

Rabi Narayan Mishra

Accountant for Head Office Accounts

Rabi Narayan Mishra works as an Accountant for Head Office Accounts at Gram Vikas. In the past, he has worked in Dinshaw’s, Bhubaneswar as an accountant. He completed Bachelor in Commerce from Sadhu Goureswar College, Kanikapada. READ MORE

Rajendra Jena

Accountant for Head Office Accounts

Rajendra Jena is an Accountant in the Gram Vikas Head Office accounts department. He served six years as an Accountant in Centurion University, Bhubaneswar. He pursued Master of Business Administration from North Orissa University in 2008. He also has been certified with ‘O’ Level from DOEACC in computer courses. READ MORE

Rajib Lochan Mohapatra

Cluster Accountant

Rajib Lochan Mohapatra has joined Gram Vikas in 2017 and is working as a Cluster Accountant. He manages accounts and bookkeeping projects and programmes. READ MORE

Sunil Kumar Jena

Cluster Accountant

Sunil Kumar Jena has been working as a Cluster Accountant at Gram Vikas. He manages the project accounts and bookkeeping. He pursued Bachelor of Commerce from Kabi Samrat Upendra Bhanja College, Bhanjanagar, passed in 2000. READ MORE

Taraka Nath Padhy

Accounts and Administration Supervisor

Taraka Nath Padhy is working as an Accounts and Administration Supervisor at Gram Vikas. He manages the project books of Accounts. His expertise is in accounts and Tally. READ MORE

Administrative Support

Ajoy Kumar Baral

Artist

Ajoy Kumar Baral is an artist and manages the Art Section overseeing the production of painted or screen-printed information materials. He has been with Gram Vikas for more than 29 years. READ MORE

Aleyamma Pallathu Mathew

Campus Superintendent

Aleyamma Pallathu Mathew is the Campus Superintendent of the Gram Vikas campus in Mohuda, Ganjam. She looks after the administration, facility and fleet. Earlier, she was the In-charge of IT services in Gram Vikas. She has been with Gram Vikas for more than 33 years. READ MORE

Apriya Maharana

Programme Technician

Apriya Maharana is a Technician responsible for electrical installations in the Gram Vikas, Mohuda, campus. He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Utkal University. READ MORE

Babula Das

Technician

Babula Das is a Technician in the Gram Vikas, Mohuda, campus. He has been with us since the last 31 years. READ MORE

Bapini Das

Night Watchman

Bapini Das joined us in 2017 as the Night Watchman in the Gram Vikas, Mohuda, campus. READ MORE

Bidhan Chandra Dash

Driver

Bidhan Chandra Dash is working as a Driver and has been with Gram Vikas for 33 years. He serves guests and staff in mobility. He has completed his Bachelor of Arts from Bhanja Vihar, Berhampur in 1985. READ MORE

Bijay Kumar Pradhan

Office Assistant cum Cook

Bijay Kumar Pradhan joined as an Office Assistant cum Cook in December 2021. In the past, he worked with us from 1998 till 2016. In between he was working as a Cook in SPD Construction, Bhubaneswar for five years. READ MORE

Hara Prasad Parida

IT Coordinator

Hara Prasad Parida is the IT Coordinator at Gram Vikas. He is a Cisco Certified Network Associate from HINTS, Bhubaneswar. He served two years as Field Service Engineer in MAACH Computer Clinic in Bhubaneswar prior to joining at Gram Vikas. READ MORE

J Sandhya Rani

Coordinator - HR & Coordinator - ED Office

J Sandhya Rani is a Coordinator for Human Resources and the Office of the Executive Director. She has a Diploma in Architecture from Women's Polytechnic College, Bhubaneswar. READ MORE

John Paul Khujur

Driver

John Paul Khujur has been working as a Driver at Gram Vikas for 23 years now. READ MORE

Jyoti Prasanna Singh

Office Assistant

Jyoti Prasanna Singh is the Secretary to Joe Madiath, Chairman of Gram Vikas. He has been with Gram Vikas for 12 years. He has extensive experience in planning, monitoring and documentation and has also worked on water and sanitation, livelihood projects between 2008 and 2013. READ MORE

Krushna Chandra Panda

Vehicle Fleet in-charge cum Driver

Krushna Chandra Panda is the Vehicle Fleet In-charge and Driver at Gram Vikas. He has 22 years of experience in driving and vehicle mechanical supervision. READ MORE

Lipika Verma

Coordinator - Monitoring & Coordinator - ED Office

Lipika Verma is the Coordinator - Monitoring and Executive Director’s Office at Gram Vikas. Before joining Gram Vikas, she has worked as READ MORE

Mukta Bewa

Campus Caretaker

Mukta Bewa is the Office Support Staff taking care of the Gram Vikas office and campus in Kumdabahal in Kalahandi district. READ MORE

Narahari Rout

Manager

Narahari Rout has more than 35 years of experience working across the different thematic areas of focus at Gram Vikas. He has worked in watershed development, horticulture and agriculture-based livelihoods, water and sanitation, and community mobilisation. READ MORE

Nilambar Dash

Driver cum Store In-Charge

Nilambar Dash has 25 years of driving experience. He joined Gram Vikas in 2004 and is now Driver and Store In-Charge at Gram Vikas campus in Mohuda. READ MORE

Norbert Soreng

Facilities Coordinator cum Driver

Norbert Soreng has 31 years of driving experience. He is now the Facilities Coordinator and Driver looking after the stock keeping and maintenance of the campus in Ghumusur. READ MORE

Pramod Kumar Das

Driver

Pramod Kumar Das has been working as a Driver at Gram Vikas for 14 years. He completed Intermediate from Udaya Pratap Science College, Ramagiri in 1998. READ MORE

Rabindra Kumar Padhi

Stores Coordinator

Rabindra Kumar Padhi is a Stores Coordinator and has been with Gram Vikas for 33 years. READ MORE

Rabindra Kumar Parhi

Procurement Coordinator

Rabindra Kumar Parhi is the Procurement Coordinator responsible for all the procurements of goods and services at Gram Vikas. He has been with us for 33 years and has worked in the integrated tribal development programme, and documentation of projects and programmes. READ MORE

Rajendra Kumar Tripathy

Gatekeeper

Rajendra Kumar Tripathy has been working at Gram Vikas as a Gatekeeper since 2013. He ensures security in the main entrance at Gram Vikas campus in Mohuda. READ MORE

Shyam Nayak

Campus Caretaker

Shyam Nayak has been with Gram Vikas for 32 years. He works as a Campus Caretaker. READ MORE

Simanchal Sadangi

Driver

Simanchal Sadangi has been working as a Driver at Gram Vikas. He has been with us for more than 30 years. He has completed his studies up to Class 9. READ MORE

Sumant Kumar Biswal

Facility Coordinator

Sumant Kumar Biswal is the Facility Coordinator at Gram Vikas. He looks after the accommodation, fleet, guest relation, catering, cleaning, parking, security, and maintenance of the buildings in the Administrative Office, Bhubaneswar. His expertise is in hospitality management. READ MORE

Tuna Das

Campus Caretaker

Tuna Das has been working for 20 years now with Gram Vikas. He is serving as a Campus Caretaker. READ MORE

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