Bathing ghat and dress changing room alongside community ponds in Sheragada Block, Ganjam District, Odisha

The Government of Odisha has given thrust on construction of bathing ghat and dress changing room while renovating or constructing tanks or ponds under Mahatma Gandhi NREGS to protect the modesty and dignity of women in rural areas. Taking a step forward in this regard, the Government has also framed a guideline on construction of... Continue Reading →

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Constructing gravity flow irrigation in water-scarce rural areas

Bhaliadal village of Talacampei gram panchayat in Banspal block, Keonjhar district has a largely rain fed agriculture system and low yield of paddy. Despite having a requirement of is 0.014BCM (Billion cum) for paddy crop, it is only able to realise 0.004 BCM, significantly affecting productivity and threatening food security. Though there are perennial springs... Continue Reading →

MGNREGS sprinkles happiness, assures irrigation

Water harvesting structures under MGNREGS assure irrigation throughout the year for agriculture. Well planned structures tap into natural resources without depleting them and make use of what would otherwise get wasted. Once such perennial spring water source (Kalaganda Canal) is in Kalaganda hill range of Padhanpada village in Adasipada Gram Panchayat of Khajuripada block in... Continue Reading →

Road improvement brings prosperity

Sihinimunda and Bharuamunda are small revenue villages of Jatgarh Gram Panchayat under Komna block of Nuapada district. The village is predominated with Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe and migrant communities and the population is largely dependent on local agricultural and marketing of surplus produce for income. Connectivity between the villages was poor with the road conditions... Continue Reading →

Fish Drying Yards of Odisha

Dry fish platforms constructed under MGNREGS have become a great source of permanent income for the poor fishing community in Rameyapatna village under Chikkiti block of Ganjam district situated close to the coast of Bay of Bengal. Engaging in dry fish trade is popular amongst the fishing community here, as there is a big demand... Continue Reading →

FRA land turns into Mango orchards

Malerimaha is a small village of Paburia Gram Panchayat under Bioudh block of Boudh district inhabited by 120 families mostly from Scheduled Tribes (ST), Scheduled Caste (SC) and Other Backward Community (OBC). Most of these families practice small and marginal farming, some are landless and few others cultivate forest land for livelihood. Through convergence between... Continue Reading →

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