Rural Livelihood Project

The “Rural Livelihood Project” will strengthen the communities’ institutional, technical, and financial capabilities for better livelihoods. It will build and promote practices and infrastructure for water conservation for ecological and economic sustainability. Create an aspirational and supportive ecosystem for youth toward building an economically productive and sustainable livelihood. Strengthen women’s participation in economic activities, enhance their contribution to family income, and build community-led systems for integrated water, sanitation, and hygiene outcomes.

The project aims to reach more than 25,000 households across 924 villages in two districts of Odisha. It intends to provide sustainable livelihood opportunities and enhance family income.


25,000 households, 924 villages


Kandhamal and Ganjam districts




July 2022 to June 2027


₹15 crore


Axis Bank Foundation


  • Formation and strengthening of village level institutions
  • Prepare village development/poverty reduction plans
  • Formation and strengthening of farm collectives
  • Provide access to social protection schemes
  • Improvement of farming pratices, using of technology, irrigation support
  • Support and facilitate non-farm and off-farm income generation activities
  • Set up four migration facilitation centres in two blocks
  • Organise training sessions on financial literacy
  • Enhancing of women’s agency in migration dependent households
  • Promotion of women led enterprises and youth led commercial goatery
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