“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
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