A boon for the landless

Agriculture has largely been subsistence type in the remote villages of Koraput which is one of the most backward districts of the state. The condition of landless households is even worse as they work as agriculture labourers. In such a scenario, making agriculture remunerative and also addressing the nutritional requirements of the households is a challenge. Daimati Durua, a resident of Kenduguda village of Kerimity Gram Panchayat of Kundura Block, Koraput district took up the cultivation of elephant foot

Light of Uchantanagar

Binapani Naik, 30, is a resident of Uchatangar in Keonjhar district. She belongs to the Santali community and got married immediately after her matriculation. Initially, Binapani used to attend various training programme organized by CYSD-Plan in her village. However, with time she chose to specialize on health issues and started attending training and orientation programmes on health thoroughly. Soon she was selected as a Community Development Worker in her village. Binapani’s popularity gradually started rising due to her unconditional drive to save the ones in need.


Light at the End of the Tunnel!

Kumari Runu Nayak (20), single and orphan, currently sheltered at her uncle’s makeshift house at DNT colony in Ganjam block, lost everything during the cyclone Phailin. “Local Sarpanch and the school teachers intimated us about the severity of the approaching cyclone” – shared Runu. However, like many in her village, she too did not pay heed to the hint since people from costal belt of Odisha are quite accustomed to these “October disasters” (mostly in the form of cyclone). “It was 1 a.m. that night, I could

Case study of Deepa Behera

Name:- Smt. Deepa Behera

Village:- Jhadabalaskumpa



Twenty four years old Deepa Behera wife of Chandrakant Behera (Unemployed), Village-Jhadabalaskumpa she is a house wife(Lactating Mother). She leave happy with her husband one daughter,one baby (son), Grand Father, Mother and one Brother-in-law . She attended and participated in many trainings, programs of cysd and watch film show which was organized by cysd in time to time. From these programmes she

Odisha CSR Round Table

With globalization and economic liberalization in 1990s, and partial withdrawal of controls and licensing systems there was a boom in the economic growth of the country. This led to the increased momentum in industrial growth, making it possible for the companies to contribute more towards social responsibility. What started as charity is now understood and accepted as responsibility. The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) has highlighted “Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is the continuing commitment by business