To revive the millets, a flagship programme called “Special Programme for Promotion of Millets in Tribal Areas” has been launched by Department of Agriculture & Farmers Empowerment, Odisha. Programme intends to revive millets in rainfed farming systems and household consumption.
Major objectives of the programme are:-
Inclusion of Millets in State Nutrition programmes such as ICDS, MDM, ITDA Welfare Hostels and eventually in PDS.
Increasing Household consumption by setting up decentralized processing units at panchayat and block level.
Improving productivity through improved agronomic practices and organic inputs.
Increased availability of millet seeds through community managed/community owned seed centres with focus on local varieties.
Strengthening of Farmer Co operatives / Farmer Producers Organisations for better marketing of millets.
Nourish International, USA
Nourish International equips students with the skills and experiences needed to become agents of social change. The experience of running businesses on their campus, selecting a project, partnering with a community to implement it, and assessing the outcome allows students to make a difference while still in school and grow into seasoned leaders in the process.
ICCO Cooperation, Netherlands
ICCO is the interchurch organization for development cooperation. We work towards a world in which people can live in dignity and well-being, a world without poverty and injustice. They work in 44 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Please visit the links below to learn more about our organization.
National Foundation for India, New Delhi
The National Foundation for India is an independent, Indian grant-making and fundraising body, helping people improve their own lives. We make a difference by supporting partners who look for solutions to complex problems in poor, remote and challenging parts of the country.
The Hans Foundation, New Delhi
The Hans Foundation is a charitable trust fund that was created to provide a source of endowment for not-for-profit organizations in India. They value partners’ hard work and fund their efforts, which cater specifically to the needs of underprivileged people in their localities.
1% for Development Fund, Switzerland
The first 1% Fund was set up in Geneva in 1976; others were established in the 1980s in Rome, New York, and Vienna . A group of volunteers of VSO International established a 1% Thailand that worked with Geneva.
Australian High Commission, New Delhi
The Direct Aid Program (DAP) provides small grants for activities that support development and strengthen communities in India and Bhutan. Over the past decade, DAP has built linkages and fostered relationships between Australia and these communities.
GGF ; Global Greengrants Fund, USA
Global Greengrants Fund is a charitable foundation that makes small grants to grassroots environmental causes around the world. These funds are used to support community-based groups outside the United States and Western Europe working on issues of environmental justice, sustainability, and conservation
The National Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development
It is a premier organisation of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, engaged in training, consultancy, research, etc. in order to promote entrepreneurship. The major activities of the Institute are Training of Trainers, Management Development Programmes, Entrepreneurship-cum-Skill Development Programmes, NA –
NABARD (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development), Ganjam
NABARD is an apex development financial institution in India, headquartered at mumbai with regional offices all over India.The Bank has been entrusted with “matters concerning policy, planning and operations in the field of credit for agriculture and other economic activities in rural areas in India”. NABARD is active in developing financial inclusion policy and is a member of the Alliance for Financial Inclusion.The only DIF(Developmental Financial Institution) status institution in India.
UNFPA – The United Nations Population Fund, Bhubaneswar
KIREA-Kapasi International Relief and Education, Canada
KIREA, a Canadian charitable organization, aids in the relief of poverty and financially assists in the educational needs of students in developing nations. KIREA’s two main objectives:1. International Development and Relief of Poverty.2. Education Assistance
Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Kolkata
The German Diplomatic and Consular Missions in India operate a programme which enables them to provide direct financial assistance to Indian and Bhutanese NGOs and religious institutions for the implementation of small-scale projects for
Asia Initiative , USA
Asia Imitative mission is to leverage the power of social capital to promote healthcare, education and sustainable development in underserved communities with a particular focus on women and their families.
Action Aid Association, Bhubaneswar
Action Aid India is an international non-governmental organization whose primary aim is to work against poverty and injustice worldwide. Action Aid is a federation of 45 country offices that works with communities, often via local partner organisations, on a range of
Australian Consulate-General in Chennai
The Direct Aid Program (DAP) provides small grants for activities that support development and strengthen communities in India. This program, funded by the Australian Government also helps build positive linkages between Australia and communities in India.The Consulate-General in Chennai supports small-scale, sustainable development projects in the South Indian states
ICCo India ; Innovative Change Collaborative
ICCo is a development organization working in India to achieve the twin core principles of ‘Securing Sustainable Livelihoods’ and ‘Justice and Dignity for All’. We have learnt that development requires the participation of various partners and hence we believe in a multistakeholder approach. ICCo has thus developed partnerships with more than 100 agencies, including Government, Civil Society Organizations, Alliances, International organizations and the Corporate, in more than three decades of its work in India. The support ranged from capacity development and market linkages
Centurion University, Bhubaneswar
The journey of Centurion began in 2005 by a group of ambitious professionals having aspirations to take it to the pinnacle of quality education, nationally and internationally. VIEWS in technical collaboration with Centurion University of Management and Technology designed low cost solar dryer.
University of Texas, USA
The University of Texas at Austin is a bold, ambitious leader. Ranked among the biggest and best research universities in the country, UT Austin is home to more than 51,000 students and 3,000 teaching faculty. VIEWS in collaboration with students of Texas university implement various educational, youth and livelihood projects in Odisha in 2002-04.
It takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 250 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 33,000 students and manages a research portfolio of more than $504 million. VIEWS in association with the students of Virginia Tech University implemented a project SMILE (Student Mobilization Initiative through Learning and Exposure) in Ganjam district, Odisha.
The University of Wisconsin–Madison
It is distinctive in its scale and breadth, the premium we place on our relevance to society, and our commitment to inclusivity in the broadest sense. VIEWS in association with the students of University of Wisconsin-Madison, implemented a project SMILE (Student Mobilization Initiative through Learning and Exposure) in Ganjam district, Odisha.
National Institute of Science and Technology, Berhampur
The National Institute of Science & Technology (NIST) was established in the year 1996 by a group of academicians educated in the top Institutes of India & abroad. The founder Director, Prof Sangram Mudali is B.Tech from IIT Kanpur (1985) & MS from University of Houston, USA (1987). NIST supported with supply of computers for promoting computer literacy among rural youth in Odisha.
Ministry of Environment and Forest, Govt. of India
The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change is an Indian government ministry. The Minister of Environment, Forests and Climate Change holds cabinet rank as a member of the Council of Ministers.
Udyama refers to keep on continuing efforts to go back to the roots of poverty and keep on working together towards reducing risk & vulnerability and promoting livelihoods through rejuvenating the resource base with an empowerment and enabling process.
Nehru Yuva Kendra (Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Govt. of India)
Nehru Yuva Kendras were established in the year 1972 with the objective of providing rural youth avenues to take part in the process of nation building as well providing opportunities for the development of their personality and skills.
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Save the Children Fund, New Delhi
The Save the Children Fund, commonly known as Save the Children, is an international non-governmental organisation that promotes children’s rights, provides relief and helps support children in developing countries.