Project Samrudhi

“Project Samrudhi” will enhance capabilities of communities to access livelihood opportunities in farm, non-farm and skill based service sectors. The project will supplement government programmes and strengthen the natural resource base, specifically through water management. Samrudhi seeks to ensure a 50% increase in income for 3000 households in three years.

The project aims to increase incomes through interventions in agriculture, horticulture, animal husbandry and skill development and strengthen community-based institutions and groups.


3000 households, 104 villages


Ganjam and Gajapati districts of Odisha




July 2022 to September 2025


₹5 crore


Bajaj Finance Ltd.


  • Developing community-level education systems for strengthening the institutional, technical, and financial capabilities of the village development committees
  • Strengthening Farmer Producer Groups, Self Help Groups, Water User Groups, Goat Rearing Groups, and enterprise-centric women’s collectives
  • Building irrigation systems and spring shed development to improve vegetable cultivation 
  • Promoting practices and infrastructure for the conservation of water for ecological and economic sustainability
  • Establishing Micro Weather Stations for climate-smart agriculture planning 
  • Using technological interventions for saving input management costs and enhancing incomes
  • Promoting low water input agricultural production by multi-cropping of cereals and pulses
  • Developing horticulture plantations
  • Providing trainers for every village to enhance goat production and survival activities for improved goat management 
  • Engaging with adolescents and youths to provide social capital and relatable role models, create space for curiosity and exploration, and encourage achievement motivation
  • Designing a skill development process to upskill migrant workers for better opportunities
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