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
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.
- Training of Trainers Workshops
- Block-level Workshops
- Women's Leadership Workshops
- Federation of Elected Women Leaders
- District-level Coordination Meetings and Convention
- Media Workshops
- Radio Program "Our Sister Satyabati"
- NGO Coordination Meetings
- Campaign against the Two-Child Norm
- Workshop on Panchayati Raj
- Street Theatre
- Research/Studies (reports on two child norm, voter awareness campaigns, violence against women)
- Broad Issues Affecting Women's Leadership in Orissa (illiteracy, two child norm, de-reservation of women's seats, violence against women, non-cooperation of male officers)
- Future Plans