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The Sarvodaya Samiti is a non-government, non-political & non-profit making organization committed for the development of tribal, rural and other underprivileged classes of the Society. The Samiti was formed by some eminent freedom fighters and dedicated social workers during the Bhoodan and Gramadan movement initiated by Acharya Binoba Bhave during 1959. The Sarvodaya Samiti was earlier known as Narayanpatna Khetra Samiti, started its operation in Koraput and Kalahandi districts of Orissa. The Samiti was registered under Societies Registration Act in the year 1970-71. The Sarvodaya Samiti is registered under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860 bearing the Registration No. 5883/83 of 1970-71 and Registered under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) of 1976 No.105060002 of Government of India. The Samiti is Certified by the Khadi & Village Industries Commission, Bombay, Government of India and affiliated to the Bharatiya Adimajati Sevak Sangh, New Delhi. The area of operation of the Samiti is throughout the state of Orissa. At present the Samiti is concentrating its work in the Koraput, Malkangiri, Rayagada, Nabarangapur, Kalahandi, Khurda & Sonepur districts of Orissa. Integrated sustainable socio-economic development of tribal, rural and underprivileged classes of the society .

The philosophy of the Samiti based on the twin cardinal principle of Gandhi’s thought is truth & non-violence (satya and ahimsa). We believe in the principles of Political decentralization, the minimization of competition and exploitation in the economic sphere and instead the encouragement of cooperation, the production on the basis of need and by masses, recognition of the dignity of labour, the practice of extensive self-reliance by individuals, villages, regions and the nation, Absence of oppression on the basis of race, caste, class, language, gender or religion, A deep respect for mother nature, necessitating an economic system based upon the preservation rather than destruction of the natural environment.

The need of the hour today is more people-centered and people-owned development practice which, in turn, emphasizes the need to strengthen institutional and social capacity supportive of greater local control, accountability, initiative, and self-reliance. In this context, a high priority is placed on a process of democratization, and people are encouraged to mobilize and manage their own local resources with government in an enabling role.

We see empowerment as a process of local communities achieving power, self-reliance and confidence, and the resulting ability to take independent action and the control of decision-making on matters concerning their own development. And, this has reinforced our faith in human potential development, and has inspired us to rededicate ourselves to plunge for the "search for development alternatives - which is sustainable, gender-free and eco-friendly". It meant to us a continuous process of learning and experimentation.

Name Of Organisation : Sarvodaya Samiti
Established On : 1959
Registered office : At/Po :- Gandhi Nagar
Dist :- Koraput
Pincode :- 764020
State :- Odisha
Mobile No : +91-9437053637
Contact No / Fax No : +91-6852- 251417
Email-id : Sarvodayasamiti @ gmail.com
Website : www.sarvodaya.net.in
Legal Status : Registered Under Societies Registration Act 1860.
Registration No :- 5883/83 of 19970-71.
Registered Under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 1976.
FCRA Registration No :- 105060002
Certified by Khadi & Village Industries Commission, Govt. of India
Registered under Orissa Sales Tax Act and Central Sales Tax Act.
Present Working Area : Koraput
Present Activities : Development Of Agriculture
Development Of Khadi & Village Industries
Promotion Of Rural Marketing
Capacity Building & Skill Upgradation
Self Help Groups And Income Generation Activities
Child & Women Welfare
Education And Awareness Building
Consumer Awareness
Affiliations : Affiliated to Bharatiya Adimjati Sevak Sangh, New Delhi.
Recognized as Voluntary Consumer Organisation by the Ministry of Food and Civil Supplies, Govt. of India.
Member of SWADHIKAR, a state level forum for development of Women & Child.
  • Implemented Non-formal Education in 100 villages of Koraput district with support from Department of Education, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India from 1988 to 1999.
  • Running residential school Educational Complex for 150 tribal girl children at Koraput with support from Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Govt. of India since 1994
  • Implemented Non-formal Education in 100 villages of Koraput district with support from Department of Education, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India from 1988 to 1999.
  • Running residential school Educational Complex for 150 tribal girl children at Koraput with support from Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Govt. of India since 1994
  • Implemented Indo-Danish Comprehensive Watershed Development Project in Borigumma and Boipariguda Blocks of Koraput district in association with Soil Conservation Department, Govt. of Orissa from 1994 to 2005.
  • Implemented the Formation of 50 Self Help Groups and its capacity building, forward and backward linkage supported by NABARD in 2000-2001.
  • Running Short Stay Home for destitute women and their rehabilitation at Dharamgarh in Kalahandi district in association with Bharatiya Adimjati Sevak Sangh since 1987.
  • Construction of 15 Low Cost Houses in Bandhugoan Block of Koraput district with support from CAPART in 1990-91.
  • Implementation of Safe Drinking Water Project in 10 villages of Dharamgarh Block of Kalahandi District in 1991-92.
  • Implemented programme in Bandhugaon Block of Koraput district under Orissa Drought Action Programme with support from EZE, German 1989-1991.
  • Implemented the Health and Nutrition program on Small family norms in Koraput block supported by Ministry of Health and Family Planning, Govt. of India in 1995-96.
  • Implemented Bee-Keeping program in Koraput district support from KVIC-UNDP in 2002-2004 and establishment of Honey Processing & bottling Plant at Koraput and quality control laboratory in Bhubaneswar .
  • Implemented training on Food Processing to the women group supported from Ministry of Food Processing, Govt. of India in 1996-98.
  • Implemented watershed development program supported by NABARD 2002-2003.
  • Implementing the program of Product Development, Design Intervention and packaging supported by KVIC and National Institute of Design since 2004.
  • Implementing the running of Orphanage for 50 children at Koraput and Burja supported by Women and Child Development, Govt. of Orissa since 1987.
  • Implementing three-child labour school program in Dharamgarh block of Kalahandi district since 2000.
  • Implementing 32 pre-school program (Creche) in association with Bharatiya Adimjati Sevak Sangh, since 1987in Koraput and Kalahandi district of Orissa.
  • Implemented Craft Village Scheme in Three clusters (Terracotta & Iron Craft) of Koraput district supported by Directorate of Handicraft & Cottage Industries, Govt. of Orissa, Bhubaneswar and UNIDO from 2004-05 to 2007-08.
  • Implemented Training on Skill upgradation & Capacity building of the 500 tribal Honey Gatherers in the state of Orissa and Training of Trainers for 25 persons with the financial support from TRIFED, Bhubaneswar in the year 2007-08.
  • Implementing Computer Education Training Programme under Unlimited Potential Course in collaboration with NASSCOM FOUNDATION since 2007-08.

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