Koraput District

Combating Covid-19 collectively: DHAN’s way
DHAN Foundation has been responding to the crisis, reaching out to the most vulnerable communities. Amita Bhaduri posted 1 year 1 month ago

As the Covid-19 pandemic reaches new corners of the country, the NGO community in India has been preparing itself to respond to the unexpected needs that the crisis is producing. DHAN Foundation, a professional development organisation working in several states of India with the communities has begun to develop a strategy.

Creating awareness about the pandemic as well as about the measures essential to be safe (Image: DHAN Foundation)
Women hold the key to water for food security and nutrition
Study reveals women are central to both food production and preparation, as well as to domestic water provisioning. Amita Bhaduri posted 1 year 10 months ago

The water sector remains male dominated at different scales, from engineers and technocrats responsible for designing irrigation systems, to upper caste and upper class men who decide on the location of canals, borewells, tanks, and other water systems at the grassroots level.

A woman from the Ahir tribe at Chapredi village, east of Bhuj with cotton husks. (Image: Meena Kadri, Flickr Commons, CC BY-ND 2.0
Waiting for water
The villagers of Khalabari are hopeful that the overhead tank being built in the village would make drinking water easily accessible to them. makarandpurohit posted 3 years 5 months ago

In the early hours, the villagers of Khalabari, a tribal-dominated village in the Dumuripadar gram panchayat of Koraput district in Odisha step out of their houses for bringing wood and drinking water. The road to the forest where the water is available is rocky.

Khalabari village (Source: India Water Portal)
Strict action against polluters throwing puja waste in the Yamuna
News this week Swati Bansal posted 5 years 7 months ago

Delhi Government gets strict towards Yamuna pollution 

Garbage piled high near the Yamuna river (Source: IWP Flickr Photo)
Applications invited for ' Ecovillage Design Education Course', Organic Farming Association of India (OFAI), Koraput, Orissa, September10-October 8, 2013
A holistic approach to education for sustainable development by developing curricula for sustainable community design sabitakaushal posted 7 years 9 months ago

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Fixed deposits of grain turn to gold
This article describes the story of a social activist Bidyut Mohanty who changed the lives of tribals from the poorest districts in Odisha chandrasekharnemani posted 8 years 9 months ago

Villagers in one of the poorest districts in the country were caught up in a vicious cycle of starvation, debt and human bondage until the arrival of a social activist, Bidyut Mohanty, changed their lives.

SRI sammans for 2010-11 awarded to 35 farmers at symposium organised by Pragati in Koraput, Orissa - A report
The SRI sammans for the year -2011 were received by thirty five farmers in the symposium on System of Rice Intensification (SRI) organized by Pragati at Koraput on Tuesday. content-team posted 10 years ago

These farmers were rewarded for successfully increasing the production of paddy using SRI in different parts of Koraput district.

SRI sammans for 2010-11 awarded to 35 farmers at symposium organised by Pragati

Rice intensification for increasing productivity in Koraput, Odisha
System of Rice Intensification is new mantra for reducing water usage and increasing productivity chandrasekharnemani posted 10 years 4 months ago


System of Rice Intensification

Photo: Muralidhar Adhikari

Shodh Yatra in Orissa and UP : Lessons in understanding the communities in different geographies and environment
“Shodh Yatra”- The walk to find knowledge that Prof. Anil Gupta along with several other free willing participants undertake, twice a year. praveena posted 11 years 6 months ago


“Few people know how to take a walk. The qualifications are endurance, plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature, good humor, vast curiosity, good speech, good silence and nothing too much.”


What kind of a walk must have Ralph Waldo Emerson had, to pen down these lines?