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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

Friday, 22 February 2019

A Event on “Why Family Matters:

Why Family Matters” Programme has been organized by YCDA in collaboration with Unicef, Odisha at Hotel Bhamars on 31st January 2019.The objective of the programme was to sensitize to the community stakeholders on why family matters for every child and what are the various options available in the ICPS and JJ system. Around 120 participants from District administration & govt.officials including District sub collector Mr. Bhairab sing Patel, DCPU,CWC,JJB & CCIs and understand the concept that for every child family matters and to prepare them for the sponsorship in family based care.

State Level Consultation on Standards of Care in CCIs:

A State level consultation on standards of care in CCIs was conducted on 29th January 2019 at the Hotel Suryansh . around 65 participants i.e CWCs, DCPUs & CCI personnel have been participated & oriented from Odisha..Mr Harihar Naik ,Mem OSCPCR participated in the programme as a chief guest to prioritize the thoughts of up calling the standards of care in CCIs of Odisha. As technical support the national eminent Ms. Priti Pattkar and Ms. Madhumita Dash Consultant W&CD facilitated the programme.

State Level Workshop on De-institutionalization & Transition:

A State Level Workshop on De-institutionalization & Transition has been organized in collaboration with W&CD and Unicef on 28th January 2019 at Hotel Kalinga Ashok. Around 80 CWC chairpersons & DCPUs staffs has been participated in the programme & got aware on the De-institutionalization and transition. The national eminent Ms. Nina Nayak , former chair person KSCPCR and Ms Anu Garg, Principal secretary W&CD , Dr. Monika Oldedzka Nielsen, Unicef Chief field office & Mr Rajendra Meher, Convenor YCDA-Resource Centre were facilitated the programme.

District Level Launching of Agriculture Production Cluster:

District level Launching of Agriculture Production Cluster Project, of Kantamal, has been organized at, New Collectorate Conference Hall Boudh on 8th Feb.2019 with the Chairmanship of Collector, Boudh.

Health Camps:

25 Health Camps has been organized at Boudh , Sonepur & Balangir in collaboration with Health Department in the month of October-2018 to January-2019 . With the support of L & T Financial services & SEWA Bharat, 6173 beneficiaries from 85 villages received free health check up & medicine services. The objective of the camps is to building awareness and health facilities amongst the poor peoples.

Convergence Meeting with Stakeholders on Migrants issues:

Convergence week meeting was organized at Block Conference Hall, Khariar by YCDA where Block level line department such as Block executive officers, BPM, AAO of agriculture department, PEOs and Sarpanchs participated and migrants issues have been discussed with action plan

Training Programme for Migrant SHG Members:

Training Programme was organized for Migrant SHG members on trade specific i.e Commercial Organic Vegetable Cultivation & Marketing, Commercial Mushroom Cultivation, Country Bird Rearing & Homemade Agarbati Rolling & Marketing for 30 SHG members in each trade in the month of Dec.2018 with the support of NABARD & SBIRSETI, Balangir

Inauguration of Seasonal Hostel:

2 Nos. of Seasonal Hostels was inaugurated on 1st & 2nd December 2018 by YCDA initiative where 68 school going children of migrants households have been enrolled.

Internal Examination for Adult Learners :

Conducted Internal Examination for 19862 numbers of target adult learners through 300 ALP centres and 18,236 learners have qualified in the examination for the fourth batch of ALP.

Teachers Training on CSE:

On 3rd& 4th November, the 2nd Phase Teachers training has been organized. 25 nos. of participants i.e School teachers,CRCCs & Peer Educators from 4 Respective Gram Panchayat of 8 Upper Primary School has been participated in the training programme. The main objective of the training programme was to build capacity of teachers to conduct CSE Classes on chapter 9 to 16.

Class room observations:

In 8 schools, Classroom observation of Mo Katha Mo Kahani was conducted during the month of October & November in 8 schools during the running of Sessions 7 or 8. The Classroom observation was observed by the CRCCs, School Hms & YCDA Staffs. The purpose of the exercise is to ensure quality classes and to support the teachers by giving them feedback to improve skills to conduct CSE classes effectively.

Post KAP of 1st Phase & Pre KAP of 2nd Phase curriculum with School Children:-

In the month of November, the Post KAP of 1st phase & Pre KAP of 2nd Phase has been conducted in 8 piloted schools. The part one of Mo Katha Mo Kahani curriculum has been finished successfully where 854 adolescents pre and post KAP done.


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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