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Sustainable Option for Uplifting Livelihood project (SOUL) is being implemented in 10 villages of Kutuli and Kumbhikota Gram Panchayats of Rayagada District since 1st May, 2013. This project is being supported by Indo Global Social Service Society (IGSSS) New Delhi. We are focusing on sustainable livelihood options through community based organisation (CBO) at grass root level.

The major objectives of this project are:

  • Vulnerable marginalised rural families will have reduced their food insecurity
  • Enhanceed resillience and better adaptation model to climate change
  • CBOs will have mobilized resources from the government through convergence

The activities which have been taken under this project are:

  • Formation and strengthen of village level farmers on organic way of farming
  • Convergence program with the line department for linkage establishment
  • Promotion of village level seedbank
  • Orientation to the CBOs and SHGs members on processing and marketing on NTFP
  • Demonstration of low cost drip irrigation model for vegetable cultivation
  • Promotion and demonstration of clean cook stove
  • Orientation and exchange of learning and experience among the Village Action Team (VAT) members
  • Block level interface meeting with line department
  • Documentation on Climate Change impact