Odisha Development Management Programme
Man in the quest for its progress has exploited the nature that earth more than it can sustain. Although aware about the consequences, still neglecting the negative impacts of the positions for decades. Now our planet has given the alarming proportions and invited the threatening of the existence towards living organism and the biological aspect of the earth.
The current proposal seeks with an objective to reduce the vulnerability of coastal communities to climate change by introducing technological innovations and by strengthening CCA(Climate Change Adoption) as well as DRR (Disaster Risk Reduction) capacities of local, regional and state authorities and strengthen the linkages between authorities and communities.
Natural Resources Management (NRM) refers to the sustainable utilization of major natural resources, such as land, water, air, minerals, forests, fisheries, and the flora and fauna. Together, these resources provide the ecosystem services that sustain human life. ODMP has organized several IEC extension activities in form of workshops including interactive field-based KAP sharing activities etc. The natural resources should be carefully used for the development of human kind in the modern ages as it is being endangered by the exploitation of resources for satisfying grim need . ODMP has been promoting a safer environment services for natural resource conservation sensitizing not only sub-terranean protection but also the conservation of water bodies.
Natural Resource Management- Promotion & preservation of ecology against the much unnoticed scenario of endangering local environment camouflaged by several developmental enterprise as introduced by both governmental & non-governmental change agencies.
The unprecedented and unexpected extremely severe cyclonic storm , FANI, one of the greatest disaster of this century which struck coastal odisha on May 03 2019 has left massive devastation in Puri District. The resultant loss of human lives, livestock’s, infrastructure and agriculture is by now a thing of the past. All most all infrastructures like electricity, water supply and forest has been smashed out and the living conditions of people of these areas has been strucked. It is our endeavor to conduct a primary survey which reveals massive devastation of houses, agricultural crops, livestock’s resources as well as income generation resources. Official confirmation is available for 64 death toll, over 2 lakhs house damage, over 90% of the standing crops damaged worth thousands of crores Rupees. Extensive damage of coconut trees , betel nut trees and other fruit trees which resulted the loss of regular income of the people of this area.
For post cyclone programme the most vulnerable, marginalized households are targeted in this programme particularly female headed households, widows, elderly, disabled households of scheduled caste and scheduled tribes households with no alternative access to reliable employment. The programme is women-focused. Women are the main beneficiaries of this programme and have been involved in all aspects of the programme, from planning and implementation to evaluation stage. When setting up the programme, field staffs and implementing partners were given a detailed list of the targeting criteria in additions to holding several meetings to ensure that the criteria were clear and accepted by all.
The programme to be implemented basically for the repair/reconstruction of houses, child minding/animal minding/site supervision, restoration of traditional livelihood resources, cleaning and restoration of community ponds and other water sources and create other access for their livelihood.
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