Cyclone Titli Early Recovery Interventions

The ‘Cyclone Titli Early Recovery Interventions’ project undertook a range of relief and rehabilitation activities to provide immediate support and aid long term rehabilitation of the communities affected by Cyclone Titli. The assessment survey, conducted immediately after the cyclone made a landfall on 11 October 2018, recorded the damage to houses, agriculture and horticulture plantations. To address the identified short and long term needs of the affected communities, Gram Vikas distributed relief, organised health camps, restored piped water supply systems; provided cash for work and cloth for work opportunities to the affected people.

The project aimed to support villages and households affected by Cyclone Titli, and help build resources that will aid long-term reconstruction.


84 villages


Gajapati, Ganjam in Odisha




May to November 2019


₹ 49.69 lakhs


UNDP India


  • Young women and men identified and trained on masonry skills
  • All the trainees provided with basic masonry kits
  • Capacity building, technical hand-holding, and facilitating enhanced fixed and working capital to microenterprise groups dealing in off-farm and non-farm products
  • Distribution of seeds and saplings, and fencing support for families to replant orchards damaged by the cyclone
  • Development and distribution of video content for education on grey water management
  • Tree plantation to restore vegetation cover in the catchment area
  • Hydrogeological studies to understand spring sources, resources and recharge areas of the identified critical springs
  • Watershed activities to increase spring water discharge


  • Secure and sustainable livelihoods created for 127 women and men through up-skilling training in the construction sector.
  • Six micro-enterprise groups, benefitting 94 persons, strengthened with working capital and capital assets support
  • 737 households with backyard nutrition gardens providing supplementary nutrition to the families
  • 649 households, across 22 villages, benefitting from revived cashew and mango plantations
  • 181 households benefit from water source sustainability due to protection of catchment areas of five identified streams
  • 20 acres of land with increased vegetation cover in six villages
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