AJSA India

Empowering Communities Through Sustainable Development & For a Better Tomorrow!

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  • Headquarters

    Bhubaneswar, Odisha

  • Since


AJSA (Anchalik Jan Seva Anushthan) literally means “Regional Organization for Community Service and Development”. Since 1989, AJSA continues to be Read morea leading organization addressing the root causes of extreme poverty through its holistic, community-driven approach to Sustainable Development. The organization was born with the vision of eliminating social injustice for the marginalized and underprivileged section of society who succumbed under poverty in the remotest parts of the country.


Sustainable livelihood: AJSA helps rural communities to improve their income, food security, and natural resource management through various interventions such as organic farming, livestock rearing, microfinance, skill development, etc. Education: AJSA aims to enable and promote people’s access to basic education, especially for tribal children from remote and isolated regions. AJSA also supports quality education, life skills, and vocational training for children and youth through various initiatives such as bridge courses, residential schools, learning centres, scholarships, etc. Gender justice: AJSA champions gender equality and the health and rights of girls and women, regardless of their intersecting identities. AJSA also empowers women and girls through awareness, advocacy, and action on issues such as violence, discrimination, reproductive health, leadership, etc. Climate change and disaster risk reduction: AJSA helps communities to cope with the impacts of climate change and natural disasters through awareness, adaptation, mitigation, and resilience building measures such as climate-smart agriculture, water harvesting, renewable energy, disaster preparedness, etc.1 Health: AJSA promotes behavioural change and access to quality health services for communities through information, education, and communication on sanitation practices, healthcare, nutrition, medication, disease prevention and well-being.


Over a period of more than three decades, AJSA has been striving to develop sustainable initiatives by partnering with government, civil society organizations and private organisations to develop community-based solutions in areas of livelihood security, healthcare, education, gender equality, climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction extending its reach to more than 3.5 million people and empowering various sections of society.


• Formed 16550 Women-led Self-help Groups (SHGs) and 2 SHG Federations of consisting over 25500 members, 2 women led agriculture producer companies and 164 women led Farmer producer organisations. • Providing free quality primary education & health care facilities to over 3500 tribal girl students& migrant children in joyful learning process. • Educated 50,000 girl children on Menstrual Hygiene, child rights and Prevention of Child Sexual abuse. • Created 68 Child Labor free, Child Sexual Abuse free and child marriage village. • AJSA works with over 40,000 small & marginal producers through it’s innovative approaches undertaken by “Adarsh Gram Gathan” initiatives & helps them towards establishing sustainable livelihood systems. • Over 5000 women leaders & volunteers Trained on life vocational & life skill education • Through “Adarsh Gram Gathan” activities 14 villages are money lender exploitation free, liquor Free & police station free self-reliant villages. • Strengthened over 3200 CBOs, SHGs, FGs etc. • Linked over 20000 people with financial services and social protection schemes • Provided emergency relief to 5040900 Highly Vulnerable families through our emergency response programs. • Created a cadre of 42215 volunteers who are trained on Disaster Risk Management, WASH, First aid and search & rescue. They are now acting as first responders on disaster preparedness and response activities. • Formed 2080 village level task forces for disaster risk management activities • Constructed 365 Water harvesting structures (WHS) and Tank with in Tanks (TWTs) in drought prone areas to address the problems related to water scarcity. • Constructed over 3000 disaster-resilient houses and shelters • Restored over 10500 hectares of degraded land and water resources • Promoted over 20000 climate-resilient livelihoods and enterprises • Installed 3540 renewable energy devices and systems. • 1290 quintals (142.19 tons) of paddy stored in 44-grain banks to address the problems related to food insecurity, and exploitation of money lenders. 126 Indigenous seed varieties are also stored in the above-said 44-grain banks. • Created 16654 hectares of community forestry through 64 women-led forest protection committees to safeguard the environment and climate change mitigation. - 78680 farmers covered under climate-smart agriculture initiatives. Mobilizing Communities Into Various CBOs - 64 Forest Protection committees (For protection of community forestry) -2322 Farmers club (For effective Vegetable cultivation and marketing) -16550 Self-help Groups (For saving, bank linkage, Rural Business Enterprise Development etc.) -244 Village Level Job seeker committees,87 GP Level Federation &64 Block Federation have been formed (For Effective Implementation of MGNREGA ) -107 Watershed committee (For effective resource management) -5244 Village development committee (Monitoring and supervision govt. programs and other development activities) -110 Farmer producer associations, 52 women led agriculture producer groups and 2 Women-led agriculture companies formed


  • Poverty reduction and food security, promoting social inclusion of marginalised groups as well as increasing resilience to disasters in high-risk area


    In Krushnaprasad Block of Puri District, floods are quite common especially during the period from June- September when the region receives 75% percent of its rainfall. The monsoon season also entails various low-pressure systems in the Bay of Bengal which lead to cyclones and heavy rainfall/winds almost every year. The rural population of Krushnaprasad Block are mostly from SC/ST communities and are primarily engaged in fishing. Cyclone Fani in 2019, caused widespread damage to lives, housing and livelihood of these vulnerable communities.

    Under the Global Programme, AJSA, in collaboration with Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) Government of Germany and Caritas India, is engaged in building the capacity of rural coastal communities of Krushnaprasad Block through participatory risk reduction planning, training of task forces on emergency response and convergence with government departments to identify alternative farm-based livelihood.

  • Bridge School Cum Childrens Learning and Development Centres

    “Migration” the alternate survival strategy of western Odisha, has not only risked the basic education of children who migrate with their parents every year for six to eight months, thereby children’s splitting their lives for equal period in two different locations that is origin and destination of migration in each year and also it results in them getting exploited as child laborers. While the elders migrate out due to poverty and debt, they drag along their school going children, forcing them to drop out of education. About 45% of the total enrolled children are drop out to join their parents to far off places. In addition they turn as child laborers.

    To address existing challenges related to child labour and education – AJSA(Anchalika Jana Seva Anusthan) has established 50 Bridge Schools cum Children’s Learning cum Development Centres (CLDC) in 10 panchayats of Bolangir, Kalahandi and Kandhamal Districts of Odisha, where more than 3500 migrant children, child labors are enrolled.

  • Model Schools Under BALA Concept

    BaLA is an innovative concept for qualitative improvement in education, through developing a child-friendly, learning and fun-based physical environment. BaLA is a way to holistically plan and use the school infrastructure. It incorporates the ideas of activity-based learning, child friendliness and inclusive education for children with special needs (CWSN). At the core, it assumes that the architecture of school can be a resource for the teaching-learning processes.

    The main objective of the programme is to Enrich the teaching and learning atmosphere by ensuring child-friendly space by providing sufficient, safe and furnished classrooms, play and learning materials as per BaLA concept. The broad goal of the project was to create a model of an integrated school development initiative that could be scaled up and replicated in different locations.

  • Agriculture Production Cluster (APC)


    Kalahandi tends to become quite hot and dry during the summer season. Approximately 70% of the population in the region are small and landless farmers and are primarily dependent on farming for their livelihood. Some also depend on forest products and dairy animals like goats and sheep, however, it is not enough to sustain the whole family. During summers, many face the issue of lack of employment opportunities and hence have to resort to distress migration.

    Under the supported programme of BRLF, AJSA focuses on reducing poverty by improving their livelihood condition through sustainable agriculture growth and diversified livelihood options. APC is a self-regulated farmers producers organisation that synchronizes the production of a common basket of commodities/crops to create a marketable surplus and build an eco-system to provide various services required for the farmers in a sustained manner. The project aims to create sustainable livelihoods for 3000 ultra-poor households

Impact Metrics

  • Providing Free Quality Primary Education & Health Care Facilities to Over 3650 Tribal Girl Students& Migrant Children in Joyful Learning Process.

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    Bridge School Cum Childrens Learning and Development Centres

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2021-22 3625
    • 2022-23 3650
  • Ensured Sustainable Livelihood of 3000 Poor Tribal & Ultra-Poor Households Through Various on Farm and Off Farm Based Interventions.

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    Agriculture Production Cluster

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Leadership Team

  • Manoranjan Behera

    Executive Director

  • Chinmaya Sunani

    Program Manager-DRR

  • Gouranga Pradhan

    Head of Admin & Finance

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    1315-131 of 1990-91

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