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The Project has been implementing in 28 villages of Mahadeiput and Padmapur Gram Panchayats of Koraput block in the district of Koraput, Odisha since 2011 with the support of Centre for World Solidarity-Orissa Resource Centre, BBSR (CWS-ORC). We are working to promote good governance and social justice in support of sustainable livelihoods and social security. The program will help mariginalized people to exercise their rights and entitlements under various government schemes and programs. It also helps them to hold local government to account, ensuring the PRIs function in a transparent and accountable manner.

Project Objectives:

  • Panchayat annual development plans prepared by the people in Mahadeiput & Padmapur Gram Panchayats find a place in Koraput district development plans.
  • Marginalized people in 28 villages from Mahadeiput & Padmapur GPs in Koraput district exercise their rights and entitlements under sustainable livelihood and social security schemes.
  • Panchayat and block level PRIs functioning in a transparent and accountable manner in accordance with the existing State Panchayat Acts and PESA.
  • Government order/circular/Notification issued (1) for operational procedures with regard to village development planning as per District Integrated planning Manual suggested by central Finance commission (2) detailed procedures on conducting Social Audit for TPDS
  • PESA rules for the state framed and shared with the Government

Major Activities undertaken:

  • Training to Task Force and PR representatives on village development plan
  • Preparation of village development plan
  • Extending support to eligible households to submit claims for individual and community claims under FRA
  • Training of Task Force members and PR representatives on FRA, MGNREGS, Rev. land laws, PDS
  • Meeting for sharing labour budget for 100 days of work under MGNREGS and advocating with Panchayat for approval
  • Reviewing the status of implementation of MGNREGS, FRA, Rev. land, PDS and PESA in quarterly meetings of Task Force
  • Highlighting field issues at regular intervals at print media