Orissa

State of Orissa, India

Districts where we work:

Kalahandi, Gajapati, Anugul, Deogarh, Dhenkanal, Khurdha, Rayagada, Nuapada

Blocks where we work:

Chhendipada, Kaniha, Talacher, Kishore Nagar, Banarpal, Palalahada, Angul, Athmallik, Kankadahad, Hindol, Bhuban, Kamakhyangar,Gondia, Odapada, Dhenkanal Sadar, Gumma, Gosani, Kasinagar, Udayagiri, Rayagada, Thuamulrampur, Karlamunda, Lanjigarh, Bhawanpatna, Narala, Madanpur Rampur, Dharamagarh, Jayapatna, Kokasara, Kalampur, Golamunda, Junagarh, Kesinga, Tumudibandh, Balianta, Khariar, Sinapali, Boden, Komna, Rayagada, Kolnara, Kalyan Singpur, Gudari, Bissam Cuttack, Chandrapur

Number of Gram Panchayats: 473

Brief Background

The Hunger Project started its activities in Orissa in 2004 and is working in seven districts of Orissa with eight partners.

In Orissa, about 40 percent of the population is below the poverty line. The Hunger Project, along with its partner non-governmental organizations (NGOs), has undertaken activities to train and inform elected women representatives in all three tiers of the Panchayati Raj Institution's (PRI) systems. This is to ensure that they can address persistent hunger and poverty issues in their areas. Since 2004, around 5,583 elected women representatives have been trained through its initiatives.

Details of activities can be read by clicking on the links below.

Socio-economic Profile of The Hunger Project's Partners in Orissa

Overview of Local NGO Partners in Orissa

The Hunger Project Team in Orissa

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