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Integrated Micro- Finance & Sustainable Livelihood


YCDA in partnership with different agencies has initiated Self Help approach to address different social and livelihood issues of the marginalized community in some pockets of Boudh and Bolangir districts .To make people self sustained  and empowered  emphasis has been given on  vegetable cultivation, paddy cultivation, pulses & oil seed cultivation and adopting appropriate technology. In project area SHG, Federation and cooperative has been formed and strengthened. Cooperative members are getting opportunity to enhance their socio-economic and sustainable livelihood through various entrepreneurship and micro-credit linkages. Syngenta Foundation, India &Madhyam Foundation, BBSR are the supporting partners of the programme .

Major thrust of the programme is   Sustainable Socio Economic development of targeted community through capacity building of stakeholders, proper utilization of natural resources and financial support system

Project at a glance



Name of the District Boudh & Bolangir
Name of the Block Boudh, Kantamal & Puintala
No. of G.P 17
No. of Village 121

YCDA has successfully working with 5 cooperatives, 104 SHGs, 35 farmers groups with 4428 farmers & cooperative members are actively involved in agricultural activities.

No. of SHG 314
No. of Coop. 7
No. of Farmers Group 40
No. of Direct Farmers 3658
No. of Indirect Farmers 1132
Saving Mobilized 61,41,986
Inter Lending 59,61,662
Amount of Bank Linkage & other MFIs 1,73,74,370

Target community

The programme is designed to support women ,small &marginalized farmers belongs to SCs/STs and other Socially and economically backward communities of 17 Gram Panchayats of Boudh and Bolangir district


The programme objective is to enhance socio-economic condition of the poor women, backward & marginal families.....

  • By helping them to achieve higher agricultural production (with small land holding family as priority) following improved methods and introducing appropriate technologies;
  • Through  land and water management .
  • By introduction of new non-farm occupations based on the locally available natural resources.
  • By regulating grazing and sustainable management of pastures, fodder production and health care of the domestic animals.
  • By enhancing  the socio-eco-awareness level of the people & facilitate their interaction with Govt. bodies and micro representative bodies so that they become capable of availing Govt. programmes & exercise their civic rights.
  • By empowering women community .

Key Activities –

  • Formation and strengthening of SHGs, Cooperatives & farmers group
  • Savings Mobilization and credit Support to SHGs and farmers group
  • Orientation on small micro enterprise activities
  • Orientation and technical support to farmers on sustainable livelihood practices
  • Convergence and linkages with Govt. department
  •  Installation of Management Information System (MIS)
  • Demonstration  on  Poly House
  • Promote community managed agro clinic and Information center.  
  • Identification and addressing different social issues and linkages with line department


Recent News

Thursday, 18 January 2018

YCDA celebrated its Silver Jublee on 12th& 13th January-2018.Here are some glimpses:

Inauguration of Blood donation camp on the eve of Silver Jubilee celebration

48 staffs & community members donated blood during blood donation camp

Avenue Plantation by Sri Narayan Das, Eminent Gandhian, on the eve of Silver Jubilee celebration

Plantation by Sri PanchananKanungo-Ex- Finance Minister, Govt. of Odisha on 12 Jan.2018 at YCDA premises

SarbadharamaPrathana by all the staffs & Management of YCDA on the eve of Silver jubilee celebration

Sri Narayan Das, Eminent Gandhianinaugurated the Seminar on “Development & Spiritualism “

Sri Pradip Kumar Amat,Hon’ble Speaker, Odisha Legislative Assembly inaugurated YCDA Silver Jubilee Pillar.

Sri Pradip Kumar Amat,Hon’ble speaker ,Odisha Legislative Assembly inaugurated Silver Jubilee Celebration along with Dr. AurobindoBeheraBehera,IAS(Retd),Sri MadhusudanMishra,IAS,collector &District Magistrate,Boudh, Dr. S.P Das –Prof. XIMB,Ms.SandhyaraniPattanaik-President YCDA & Mr.

Welcome song by the staffs of YCDA

Inaugural Speech by Mr. RajendraMeher, CEO YCDA

Sri Pradip Kumar Amat,Hon’ble Speaker ,Odisha Legislative Assembly inaugurated YCDA Souvenir “Foot prints”

Dr. AurobindoBeheraBehera,IAS(Retd),Sri Madhusudan Mishra,IAS,Collector&District MagistrateBoudhhonoured Children Champions

Sri MadhusudanMishra,IAS,collector&DM Boudhhonoured Community people for their outstanding contribution

Sri Pradip Kumar Amat,Hon’ble speaker ,Odisha Legislative assemblyhonoured Mr. RajendraMeher, CEO YCDA in the silver jubilee celebration

Mr. RajendraMeher, CEO YCDA honouredSri Pradip Kumar Amat,Hon’ble Speaker, Odisha Legislative Assembly during silver jubilee celebration

Sri.Laxminarayan Nanda, Child Protection Specialist, UnicefOdisha inaugurated the Seminar on “Children in Digital World” along withSmt. Madhusmita Das,Development consultant,Sri Rahul Pradhan, DCPO Boudh,BinapaniBhanja ,Representative , District Children Alliance,Boudh& Smt. BanishreePattanaik,DCPO,Khurda

Sri.Laxminarayan Nanda, Child Protection Specialist, UnicefOdisha,Smt. Madhusmita Das,Development consultant,Sri Rahul Pradhan, DCPO Boudh,BinapaniBhanja ,Representative , District Children Alliance,Boudh ,Smt. BanishreePattanaik,DCPO,Khurda& Children inaugurated the Children Magazine-“Prajapati” in the celebration

Performance by Children of Adruta, CCI Bhubaneswar in the Cultural Program

Logo Dissemination with stakeholders in all project offices of YCDA

YCDA Resource Centre at Bhubaneswar:


YCDA Regional Office,Bolangir:


Project office Belpada:


Project office Khariar:


Project Office Ghantapada:


YCDA, Odisha is going to celebrate its 25th Year “Silver Jubilee” on 12th& 13th January-2018. In this Occasion, on 9th December 2017 the new logo was inaugurated by the staffs and management in the premises of YCDA .



Mr. Rajendra Meher (CEO)

Youth Council for Development Alternatives (YCDA)
At/Po - Baunsuni, Tikirapada Road
Dist-Boudh, Odisha-76215, India
Tel- 9437194954/ 7750018377
Email- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website : www.ycdaindia.org

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