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Orissa Tribal Empowerment and Livelihoods Program (OTELP)


Operational Area: Koraput district in Odisha

Orissa Tribal Empowerment and Livelihoods ProgramOrissa Tribal Empowerment and Livelihood Program is supported by DFID and IFAD, implemented by Government of Orissa
  • to empower the tribals and enable them to enhance their food security
  • to increase their incomes
  • improve overall quality of their livelihood.


Orissa Tribal Empowerment and Livelihoods Program 2

The overall approach of the program is to

  • build the capacity of marginal groups
  • enhance the access of poor tribal people to natural resources and increase its productivity
  • encourage and facilitate off-farm enterprises
  • monitor the basic entitlements of tribal households.


Orissa Tribal Empowerment and Livelihoods Program 3

Chetna partnered with Government of Orissa to implement the program in Koraput- the most backward and ecologically fragile district, to implement the program benefitting 1250 families covering 3000 hectares.


Post by Chetna Organic Farmers Association,Odisha.

Aug 2013: As part of the OTELP program in Boipariguda Block of Koraput district, Chetna Organic staff has been conducting PRAs and Village Devlopment and Livelihoods plan. Here is a brief photo update of the activities.

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