Founded in 1997, Udyama aims at strengthening and building capacities of local communities for rejuvenating ecological, economical and human capital by making optimum and sustainable use of local resources, working directly with the community and partner development organisations. In doing so, the process of choice has been building ‘Community Resilience’ enhancing adaptations to vulnerability and changing the attitude from dependency to self-reliance. Udyama’s role is focused on strengthening the local community through development communication, capability building exercises and participatory tools.
Our Vision
Ensure improved quality of life of vulnerable and marginalised small holders through livelihood enhancement and enhanced resilience for risks reduction.   

Our Belief
We believe in translating the actions through continued reflection and mutual learning, and adopting sharing as a principle of development and change management. Udyama believes that safe, secured, specific, scale, smart and sustainable (6’S) efforts can bring about the desired change in promoting Resilient Communities.

Our Mission  
To attain the vision, Udyama embraces integrated and convergent actions embedded into the community-led programmes promoting innovation and inclusion.  We facilitate networking among people for collective actions towards reducing disaster risks (Natural, Climate and Human made) and achieving livelihood, gender rights, and equitable and sustainable development.

Strategic Approaches

Udyama follows four strategic directions towards fulfilment of it’s stated Vision and
 Mission:

•    Program diversity with value based assurance and insurance
•    Creating enabling environment for micro-macro linkages
•    Institution Building , Process Development  & Partnership
•    Promotion of alternative and local-specific development processes

Thematic Areas

  • Community Livelihoods Resilience & Climate Adaptation
  • Life Skill Development towards Social Entrepreneurship 
  • Landscape based ecological advancement 
  • Ecosystem based DRR and model building
  • Encouraging innovations and technology transfer 
  • Household WASH , Nutrition and Environmental Education
  • Promoting & Strengthening  Farmer Producer Organisations  & Women collectives & Networks
  • Distress Migration   &  Resilience Promotion,
  • Promoting Low Emission Development ,
  • Circular Development & Economies

Footprints in Odisha

The organization has undertaken Complex, multi-stakeholder projects and is conscious of the need for consensus building among various stakeholders for successful implementation of development projects. Key resources of the organization includes engagement with Government, public sector and civil society development projects and have necessary expertise in establishing links with different departments, administration and voluntary organizations at multiple levels for building support and Consensus for change.

Key Projects Implemented

COMMUNITY LED COVID REDINESS, PREPAREDNESS, RECOVERY & RESILIENCE

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Covid-Action-Collab (CAC) & Swasti

Balangir, Nuapada, Nabarangpur, Kalahandi, Baragada, Sonepur, Boudh, Nayagarh, Ganjam, Deogada Sonepur, Gajapati, Mayurbhanja, Rayagada,Keonjhar, Dhenkanal & Sambalpur districts

Collaboration between UDYAMA and COVIDActionCollab (CAC) for High Impact Interventions UDYAMA & CAC and both parties have agreed to collaborate for the implementation of the High Impact interventions :  community based a people-centric, partnership-led, multi-disciplinary network that synergizes, augments and accelerates the impact of partners (implementers, providers and enablers) in their effort to support vulnerable communities to survive and thrive through humanitarian crises (like COVID-19) by ensuring relief, recovery and resilience building, Both parties have agreed to collaborate on the implementation of the following High Impact interventions:
  • COVID Risk Assessment and prevention - Assess risk for COVID-19 and screen for NCD / co morbidities like Hypertension, Diabetes, Anemia and lung health.
  • Vaccine Readiness: Awareness, counselling & onboarding for COVID vaccines
  • Social Protection - Enabling access to Social Protection schemes.
  • Any other interventions like immunity boosting that is agreed mutually

PROMOTION OF FARMERS’ PRODUCER ORGANISATION

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NABARD, Bhubaneswar
Balangir and Nayagarh districts

Livelihood empowerment of farmers through entrepreneurship mode emphasizing added market led skill buildings on agri-business based self- employment. Collectivising farmers into producer company platform, improving farmer’s capacities on productivity enhancement, marketing and business skills, enabling them to develop business plans and facilitating linkage between producer group and market actors adopted as strategies in the intervention.

ENHANCING AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVITY AND RURAL LIVELIHOODS THROUGH SCALING UP OF SCIENCE LED DEVELOPMENT IN ODISHA

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ICRISAT
Jagatsinghpur, Nayagarh, Boudh districts

ICRISAT collaborated with UDYAMA and engaged with government officials for scaling up and to operate in two districts in a mission mode. The overall goal is to sustainably increase agricultural production, productivity by 20% and profits for the smallholder farmers for improved livelihoods of small landholders through innovations, scaling-up of science-led development strategies and convergence with mainstream programs.   

TOWARDS CAPITALISING OPPORTUNITY OF NREGS TO IMPACT LIVELIHOODS OF POOR

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Sir Dorabji Tata Trust
Balangir, Nuapada, Keonjhar and Mayurbhanj districts

Enable access of poor and vulnerable communities to social security programs and enhanced income promoting livelihood diversification through creation and revival of micro-water bodies, organic-farming, crop-diversification, low water requiring agriculture in 50 numbers of poverty stricken Gram Panchayats in 4 districts.

DETAILING TO ACCELERATING OPPORTUNITIES AND MINIMIZING ADVERSE IMPACTS ON LIVES AND LIVELIHOODS IN DISTRESS MIGRATION

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Jamsetji Tata Trust
Balangir district

Minimize adverse impacts of distress migration on lives and livelihood by empowering the migrants to exercise their rights, avail entitlements and pursue safe and protected migration with enhanced skills for employability and better economic gains. The intervention promoted convergence between GO-NGO-CBO-PRI institutions and think-tanks for logical advocacy and mainstream inclusion.

SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOODS AND FAIR CLIMATE INITIATIVES IN ODISHA

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ICCO Cooperation
Balangir,  Nayagarh and Ganjam districts

Ensure livelihood security and incorporation of green energy among 4200 tribal, dalits, fisher folk and other backward families by enhancing production and income through community resilient farming systems to climate change.

MICRO-WATERSHED DEVELOPMENT FOR RISK REDUCTION AND LIVELIHOOD PROMOTION IN WESTERN ORISSA

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American India Foundation
Balangir district

Generate farm based livelihood options, enable production of food items at household level and enhancing poor people’s buying capability and bargaining power in 200 villages of Titlagada, Muribahal, Bongamunda and Tureikela blocks of Balangir district through collective platforms of community.  

LAUNCH SWAVALAMBAN CONNECT KENDRA AND CATALYZE CREATION AND GROWTH OF MSMES AS PART OF MISSION SWAVALAMBAN IN BALANGIR

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LetsEndorse Development Pvt. Ltd
Balangir  district

UDYAMA has partnered with LetzEndorse to accelerate entrepreneurship by launching a Swavalamban Connect Kendra (SCK) in the district of Balangir.  In addition to making people self-employed and start their own enterprises, the program is aimed towards promotion of Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana. The Kendra (or physical centres for enterprise aspirants) shall play a pivotal role by creating awareness about entrepreneurship in the local area and leading aspirants particularly from marginalized section through the process of enterprise set-up.

ESTABLISHING RISK REDUCTION AND LIVELIHOOD PROMOTION OF THE MARINE TRADITIONAL FISHING COMMUNITY IN ODISHA COAST THROUGH INFORMATION, COMMUNICATION AND TECHNOLOGY (ICT)

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AFPRO –UNDP
Ganjam, Puri, Jagatsighpur, Bhadrak, Balasore    

The action research project focused on enhancing the livelihood security of poor fishing communities as well as reduce the vulnerability in Odisha. A process to foster greater involvement of poor communities in decision-making processes related to access, development and management of aquatic resources through Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) was developed. It encompassed social, economic, environmental and policy perspectives and will be carried out in a participatory way involving all key stakeholders in the community, civil society organisations, research institutions and administration.

ENHANCING COMMUNITY BASED FOOD AND WATER SECURITY THROUGH MICRO-DIVERSION BASED IRRIGATION INITIATIVE IN POVERTY STRICKEN AREAS OF ORISSA

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Jamesti Tata Trusts
Nayagarh

Enhancing Livelihoods and accelerating community based food, water and environmental security through Micro-Diversion Based Irrigation Initiative for Livelihood empowerment.

Government Projects

  • Promotion of Farmers Producer Organisations in   Saintala and Titlagada blocks of Balangir and Odogaon and Dasapalla blocks of Nayagarh district with the support of North Eastern Development Finance Corporation Ltd. It aims at advancing livelihood empowerment through entrepreneurship mode emphasizing added market-led skill buildings on agri-business based self-employment.
  • Enhancing Agricultural Productivity and Rural Livelihoods through scaling up of science-led development in Odisha: Boochetana under RKVY in Jagatsinghpur, Nayagarh, and Boudh districts in collaboration with the Agriculture Department, Government of Odisha. The overall goal is to sustainably increase agricultural production, productivity by 20%, and profits for the smallholder farmers through innovations and scaling-up of science-led development strategies for improved livelihoods.
  • Enhancing Agricultural Productivity and Rural Livelihoods through Scaling-up of Science-led Development in Odisha: Bhoochetana under National Food Security Mission (NFSM) in Boudh district in collaboration with Agriculture Department, Government of Odisha. 
  • Bringing Green Revolution to Eastern India in Balangir and Nabarangapur districts supported by Department of Agriculture, Government of Odisha.
  • Undertaken Green Campaign during Common Wealth game in collaboration with Centre from Science & Environment and Ministry of Environment, Government of India.
  • Supported women with Water Backpacks under the campaign " Reducing Burden from Head to Shoulder" in water-stressed areas of Titlagada in Bolangir supported by Balmer & Lawrie, Government PSU, New Delhi.

Significant Accomplishments

  • Promoted and strengthened five Farmer Producer Organisations in Balangir and Nayagarh.
  • districts empowering small and marginal farmers protect their interests through crop diversification, enhanced production, adopting value additions and greater participation in market.
  • 3500 micro-model on water related projects on harvesting, restoration and recharge successfully implemented.
  • Ensured livelihood security of 4200 tribal, dalit and fisher folk families through increased.
  • productivity and income enhancement from diverse livelihood options including farming, forest products and fishing.
  • Livelihoods of 700 poor households restored through community assets creation and livelihood diversification and damaged houses in Kosha Gumuda block of Nabarangpur district during the flash flood in 2010.
  • 2000 hectares brought under resilient farming promoting soil carbon absorption with science led livelihoods.
  • 500 hectares brought under pulses promoting soil nutrition under National Food Security
Mission
  • 2000 households in Western Odisha capacitated on backyard nutrition  
  • Facilitated access of 500 households to treadle pumps as part of water governance
  • 8000 distressed migrants linked with migrant’s support cell and 2000 distressed migrants skilled and self employed
  • 10 ICT Kiosks promoted capacitating farmers for risks informed resilient livelihoods enabling them with informed digital weather information
  • Enabled 3500 families adopt clean household energy solutions through accessing solar lighting system and fuel efficient cooking devices
  • 05 Citizen Action, Climate Justice/Resilience committed for undertaking actions on deepening governance on water to localize SDGs

Affiliations & Alliances

UDYAMA is positioned as one of the Partner Organizations to Sustainable Food Systems (SFS) powered by FAO and UNEP, called as ‘The One Planet Network’ under the framework of Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP).

UDYAMA is accredited to UNECOSOC, GEF, UNISDR, GWP and Accredited Observers to Green Climate fund. A network member of Revitalizing Rain-fed Agriculture, SRI India, AGWA, Water Climate Coalition, Global Alliance for Clean Cook Stoves, CLEAN, Earth Day Network, End Water Poverty Campaign, WSSCCC, SusanA , Sensitize 2 Sanitize, Gender and Water Alliance, GEICO, Asia Pacific Forum for SDGs, Eradication of Hunger and Poverty,  ACCRN, CANSA, weAdapt, WOCATAPRCEM, UNGLOBAL COMPACT, GACSAFAO, UNISDR and UNESCAP.

Network-member of Ecosystem Services Partnership and Global Soil Partnership, Global Water Partnership, Climate Change Technology Network(CTCN). Life-member of Indian Association of Soil and Water-Conservation, Dehradun; Odisha Environmental Society, Bhubaneswar; India Water Partnership, Global Environment Facility and Indian Red Cross Society.

UDYAMA represents as a national focal point of regional steering committee for Asia in GNDR, CHS, C4C and SPHERE network and as a Roster Expert in UNHABITAT and CDKN and as an Observer to UNFCCC and UNCCD.

UDYAMA is acknowledged as an ISO and Environment Accredited organization.

Chronology of Awards and Accolades

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In-house Competence

UDYAMA has team members with diverse skill sets from social development, rural development, engineering, project management and community mobilization and engagement. The organization has a pool of both resource generalists as managers and functional experts who contribute to organizations effectiveness at project delivery. Additionally, the organization works with a pool of technical sectoral experts, other CSOs, networks/alliances and institutions. UDYAMA has a set of outlined capability profile for the Consultants and internal pool which defines the capabilities required for effective performance.

Offices and Infrastructures

UDYAMA has offices with a modest space and facilities in four locations.  Coordination Office and Western Odisha Balangir Project Office has the capability of catering trainings with minimum amenities and contributing to a healthy environment for 25-30 participants.

Coordination Office: @ Bhubaneswar, Odisha
Project Offices: @ i) Western Odisha Project Office: Titlagada, Balangir, Odisha; ii) KBK Project Office: Papdahandi, Nabarangpur, Odisha; iii) Coastal Project Office: Nayagarh, Odisha; iv) Southern Project Office: Boudh, Odisha. 

Strategic Advisors

1.Dr. Ramesh Chandra Panda (Retd. IAS)
Former Secretary, MSME & Agriculture Department, Govt. of India; Member of Water Sector Commission, Government of India; Executive Board Member of Coalition of Food & Nutrition Security; Initiator of Nirmal Bharat Aviyan Entreprises and MSME
                                                                                                   
2.Dr. Bhagaban Prakash
Advisor, Common Wealth Secretariat, India Chapter; Advisor, World Health Organisation

3. Smt. Kananbala Dash
A writer with extensive grass root experiences on socio-cultural issues and women empowerment.
 
4. Ms. Satyabhama Rath
Expert in the areas of institution building, socio-legal counselling and strengthening communities on pro-poor initiatives.

5. Shri Nilamadhab Prusty
Chairperson of SPHERE-India and Member of Global SPHERE, Ex- Chief of Party of IRG-DM-USAID- India, Former Sector Director -Disaster, CARE India; contributed in promoting SPHERE Standards and Skill development on Humanitarian Response Community Resilience building.

6. Dr Pradeep Patjoshi
Key expert in participatory action and learning, monitoring, training and capacity building. Served in international agencies such as, UNICEF, Plan International, Lepra International.

7. Late Prof. Radhamohan: Mentor, Advisor, initiator
Ex-member of planning board of Govt. of Odisha, former RTI Commissioner to State Commission, Govt. of Odisha, Prestigious 500 Global Laureate awardee on Environment and Development

Basic Information

Organization:-    UDYAMA  
Registration:-                   As a Society under Society Registration Act, 1860
Date of Incorporation:-     7th June 1997
Other Registration:-          FCRA, 12 A, 80 G
Registered Office Address:-    Gandhi Marg, in-front of Bal Bhawan, Nayagarh-752069, Odisha
Coordination Office:-     K-6, HIG-140, Kalinga Vihar, P.O. - Patrapada Bhubaneswar- 751019, Odisha
Contact numbers:- +91 674 2475656 (Landline), +919437133455 (Mobile)
Project Offices:-     Western Odisha - Pattanaik Nivas, Titlagada, Bolangir – 767033, Odisha, India.  
KBK  Odisha Project Office – C/o – Shri Panchu Parida, Papadahandi, Nabarangpur – 764071, Odisha, India.
Project office:-  C/o -  Sri Purnachandra Gaigouria, B. N. Pur, Boudh, Odisha, India.
Project Offce:- Gandhi Marg, In-front of Bal Bhawan, Nayagarh-752069, Odisha, India.  
Phone:-     Landline - +91 674 2475656, Mobile - +91 9437110892

Email:-     [email protected]; [email protected]

Website:-     www.udyama.org

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