Welcome to UDYAMA

Facilitates Local Action & Global networking towards risk informed resilient development, livelihoods and climate adaptation added with inclusion and innovations

Major activities we work with communities in rural, trival and urban areas
  • Science led Food and nutrition security
  • Landscape advancement and Ecosystem services
  • WASH for children and women
  • Local Biodivercity conservation, Green energy and carbon absorption
  • Disaster risk reduction and resilience building
  • Climate justice and community adaptation
  • Circular economy and sustainable communities
  • Employable skill building, Education and lifestyle


Two decades together with community, UDYAMA (www.udyama.org) facilitates an enabling environment towards resilient development in India. Little evidence based initiatives  have been reflected at ground and engaging partner NGOs , multiple stakeholders and carved out good gain knowledge on Resilience & Adaptation Process and more intend to do. Learning-Linking-Leveraging Resources to Livelihoods are the core areas that has scaled and replicated in urban, coastal, rural, tribal hinter lands. Founded in 1997 UDYAMA primarily aims towards strengthening and building capacities of local communities towards rejuvenating human, ecological, social, economical capital & well-being improvement with a view to  changing the culture of cultivating solutions towards Resilience in blending with time honored  improved technology transformation with well articulated development communication incorporating  inclusion, innovations to address next development challenges  with a broader objective :

• To link to the broader view of Poverty & poverty alleviation that goes beyond just income
• Highlight the crucial role of ‘local context’ and how this influences the asset base, No Action is Small, Small Is Big  ,
• Give space to local perspectives, Local Action - categorize the strategies that make up their livelihoods.
• Build on what exists - integrated perspective that unites the concepts of economic development with inclusion process,
• Facilitate  Risk informed Development  &  Catalyze  Agents of Change ,
• Cultivating commitments  for insulating solutions community resilience

"No Work Is Small, Small Is Big"

UDYAMA – The Organisation
Founded in 1997, Udyama primarily aims towards strengthening and building capacities of local communities towards rejuvenating human, ecological and economical capital and making best use of available resources, working directly with the community and also with partner Development Organisations. In doing so, the process of choice has been building ‘Community Resilience’ towards enhancing adaptation to vulnerability and changing the attitude of dependency to that of self-reliance. Udyama’s role is focused on strengthening the local community with local-specific development communication, capability building exercises and participatory tools on community resilience.

Awards & Accolades

Udyama bagged "RAJIV GANDHI SADBHAWANA AWARD" as the best NGO for the year 2006-07 in the field of Rural reconstruction and Enviornment from the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi fouundation, New Delhi.  The award was given on 21st may 2006 by the Hon'ble Governor of Orissa,  his Exelency Sj. Rameswar Thakur. The function was organised by the Rajiv gandhi Foroum, Orissa.

Key Achievements

  • 350 nos-Micro-models on water projects
  • 25-CBOs-federating-together livelihoods scale-up
  • 200 nos- distressed-migrant self-engaged
  • 20 nos-women-collectives engaged
  • 20000 hectares-adopted resilient-farming-
  • 500-hectares-pulses -under NFSM
  • 1000-hectares-local biodiversity-protection,
  • 2500-Home-solar-lighting-system for women,
  • 3000-fuel-efficient-cooking-stoves under LEDS
  • 45-schoolspracticing sanitation, nutrition hygiene
  • 200-women-groups in  backyard nutrition
  • 05-Citizen-Action, Climate Justice/Resilience
  • 25-onion shades leveraged from Government
  • 480-nos of treadle-pumps for cropping
  • 09-Biogas plant & solar-drier distributed
  • 01-nos of solar-energy-centre catering 28 HHs
  • 20-nos ultra-poor linked to FPOs
  • 10-nos-ICT-KIOSKsweather information climate risks
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If you want to live a memorable life, you have to be the kind of person who ... Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future.
Linking people together to work with main stream resources towards rights based approach and influence policy for collective actions towards reducing disaster risk (Natural, Climate and humanmade) and achieving resilient livelihood.
To make more preparedness towards disaster & desertification, protect, preserve and promote biological-diversity in order to safe.
We urge broad based livelihood promotion. putting four strategic directions to address in reducing risk and vulnerability.

Program Focus Areas for UDYAMA

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Biodiversity & Ecosystem and Management

Forest conservation and Water Resource development and management....

Disaster risk reduction and resilience building

Towards strengthening and building capacities of local communities towards rejuvenating human, ecological, social, economical capital & well-being improvement with a view to  changing the culture of cultivating solutions towards Resilience and adaptation.

Food and nutrition & Landscape advancement

UDYAMA provides Nature based adaptation  connecting to  Nutrition Fortification, Ecosystem based Model building on wise water use & watersheds Nature based adaptation  connecting to  Nutrition Fortification. Landscape  Based  ecological  advancement  towards    larger  food system, Community  Climate  adaptation  to      responsive  development  in harmony   with Nature-Water-Culture, Crafts-Life Style ,Habitation & Settlements
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WASH And Education

We focus on Health, Sanitation & Education to provide a safe environment....

Climate justice and community adaptation

UDYAMA provides improved technology transformation, low carbon/emission development strategy with well articulated development communication incorporating  inclusion, innovations to address next development challenges.

Employable skill building, Education and lifestyle

Life Cycle based Skill Development for sustainable communities through Application of Digital Learning & ICT access , knowledge transformation, agroecology, post harvest technology, water, sanitation, nutritation and market led skill bulding.
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Women Empowerment & collectives

It is our base priority to work towards Women and Child Development through ....

Circular development and sustainable communities

UDYAMA provides opportuities and options towards practicing circular economy with time honoured technology in blending with advanced technology on recycling, reusing, remodeling, reducing waste in to wealth.

Networking & Localisation

Two decades together with community, UDYAMA (www.udyama.org) facilitates an enabling environment towards resilient development in India.

Our small actions, reflections and advocacy to influence policy for practice; Can Say A Lot About us. Please donate for a cause

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  • WASH for children and women
  • Food and nutrition
  • Disaster risk reduction and resilience building
  • Climate justice and community adaptation
  • Employable skill building and education
    50% money goes for Food and Nutrition Donation in Odisha
    30% money goes for Educational Fund in Odisha
    15% money goes for Health Donation in Odisha
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Going back to Roots-Root is the symbol of base/ beginning to resilience and adaptations. It also holds good for strength and stands for the underlying causes of happenings, events, processes that determine the dimensions, depth and development of life.Digging deeper towards depenig governance on food, water, nutrition, energy and local bio divercity and capitalizing mainstream resources impact to livelihoods and climate justice, connecting community to social, ecologocal, human, economical capital building as people and planet matter to next development challanges.

Support to youth dropouts on Free Computer Training and digital learning Course In Association with Sai Solutions

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