Empowers communities for resilience through sustainable development, fostering equity, and addressing climate challenges with adaptive innovation

  • Bronze Certified 2023
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  • 80G
  • 12A
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  • Headquarters

    Bhubaneswar, Odisha

  • Since


UDYAMA, a registered developmental organisation, aims to foster local-global collaboration, leveraging resources for resilience. It promotes holistic Read morehuman development, bridging culture, nature, lifestyle, learning, and livelihoods, while countering climate-induced vulnerabilities. It seeks social and gender justice and envisions an equitable society through sustainable development. The organisation empowers local communities, revitalizing human, socio-cultural, ecological, and economic aspects with development communication and innovative technology. Learning from mistakes and minimizing gaps are integral to its mission. It emphasizes integrated action, addressing education, sanitation, nutrition, and health in diverse settings. It focuses on specific, sustainable efforts for development, prioritizing local context, resilience, and sustainability. It supports communities in confronting conflicts, disasters, and vulnerabilities, addressing root causes through adaptive research and innovation. It serves as a catalyst to support communities facing conflicts, disasters, or vulnerabilities. UDYAMA equips communities to plan for, withstand, adapt to, and mitigate risks, hazards, shocks, and drudgeries. It also addresses root causes related to ecological issues, water poverty, degradation, disasters, and their lasting solutions through adaptive action research and innovation, focusing on challenges, opportunities, and possibilities.


Udyama's impactful initiatives include 3,500 water projects, 25 federated CBOs, 2000 self-employed migrants, 200 women collectives, 20,000 hectares for resilient farming, 500 hectares for pulses, 1000 hectares for biodiversity, 2,500 solar lighting systems, 3000 efficient stoves, 45 schools promoting hygiene, 15 climate justice efforts, 25 Government-supported onion shades, 480 treadle pumps, 9 biogas plants, 1 solar energy centre, 200 ultra-poor linked to 5 FPOs, and 10 ICT kiosks for weather information. During COVID-19, it served 90,750 people with vaccine readiness, social protection campaigns, and immunity boosting.


  • Rural Livelihoods & Entrepreneurship Development Programme


    Udyama focuses on rural livelihoods and entrepreneurship development. It collaborates with ICRISAT and the Odisha government to provide nature-based solutions to farmers and women. Activities include on-farm demonstrations, technology training, and soil analysis to boost productivity, double farmers' income, and improve nutrition. Udyama also addresses climate variability's impact on poverty and food security by empowering vulnerable rural communities. This proactive approach aligns with SDGs to eradicate poverty and improve well-being in South Asia.

  • Programme to Combat Disaster, Desertification & Climate Change


    Udyama is actively engaged in disaster prevention and response, particularly in addressing environmental and medical catastrophes in developing nations. It also plays a vital role in stabilization and reconstruction efforts after environmental disasters or armed conflicts. Given India's susceptibility to various natural disasters such as floods, droughts, cyclones, earthquakes, and landslides, Udyama's work in this field is crucial. It recognizes the unique geo-climatic conditions of India, with a significant portion of the country being prone to these disasters. Moreover, Udyama is part of the South Asia Rural Livelihoods Cluster, collaborating with World Bank project teams across several South Asian countries to implement multi-sector programmes targeting impoverished communities. These programmes aim to empower the poor, enhance their capacity, and facilitate their access to financial resources, ultimately improving their livelihoods.

  • Women and Child Development Programme


    UDYAMA consistently elevates the well-being of women by fostering diverse activities, including livelihood support, health enhancement, empowerment, and entrepreneurship. Initiatives encompass small-scale vending, collective efforts in WASH, and the cultivation of Nutrition Gardens illuminated by solar home lighting. Moreover, the adoption of fuel-efficient cook stoves and biogas facilities significantly improves women's lives, reducing health risks, enhancing household productivity and income, providing renewable energy, educating children, alleviating drudgery, and conserving local forests. Ultimately, these efforts contribute to national development commitments and Sustainable Development Goals.

  • Skill Building Programmes


    Udyama, as an enabling development organisation, is dedicated to building a resilient society prepared to address the forthcoming challenges of a world where 50% of rural areas are projected to become urban by 2050. Recognizing the increasing need for skilled individuals who can meet market demands, especially for employable skills, Udyama plays a significant role in providing skill training opportunities. This includes programmes aimed at empowering unemployed rural residents, school dropouts, and youth without employment prospects. Udyama's initiatives encompass a wide range of skill-building activities, such as knowledge provision, resource protection, skill promotion, entrepreneurship development, technology adoption, and risk management. Through these efforts, Udyama aims to equip individuals with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in an evolving job market.

  • Circular Economy & Circular Development Programme


    Udyama is actively addressing the challenges of the Anthropocene era, characterized by extensive human activity with profound impacts on the Earth's systems and resources. Overconsumption, driven by the industrial revolution and capitalism, has led to climate change and environmental and social problems. Unsustainable linear economic models strain the planet's resources. Overpopulation and demand for goods generate substantial waste and pollution, harming both humans and ecosystems. Udyama recognizes the global need for sustainable production, resource management, and efficient resource use. It advocates for the adoption of circular economy principles to promote responsible waste and resource management, contributing to global sustainable development goals.

Leadership Team

  • Pradeep Mahapatra

    Co - Founder & Secretary

  • Kulamani Das

    Team Member

  • Asit Dash

    Team Member

  • Sankarshan Sahoo

    Team Member

  • Sudeshna Satpathy

    Team Member


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  • Headquarters

    HIG-140/K-6/Kalinga Vihar, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India, 751019


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