Nirman | Land Portal
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NIRMAN is a premier civil society organization in Odisha whose major focus is on enhancing the food, nutrition and livelihood security of poor farmers, tribal, forest dwelling and small fisher communities. Its primary interventions are focused on land and forest governance, sustainable agriculture, biodiversity conservation, management of natural resources, small fishery, women empowerment and skill building. Empowerment of rural, tribal and fisher communities and marginalized groups through collective action and nurturing local self-governing institutions are at the core of ethics.

As a leading development resource organization in Odisha, NIRMAN plays a pivotal role in the socio-economic development of the small holder farmers, scheduled tribe, and marginalized communities in 9 districts namely Nayagarh, Kandhamal, Rayagada, Deogarh, Kalahandi, Jajpur, Puri, Balasore and Mayurbhanj. NIRMAN has evolved its key competencies in interventions on bio diverse farming system and securing tenure over forest for poor communities and sustainable management of natural resources in Rayagada, Kandhamal, Nayagarh and Kalahandi districts of Odisha.

The organization is also a leading organization in introducing water efficient technologies for 4600 families in convergence with ICRISAT (International Crop Research Institute for Semiarid and Tropics), Hyderabad and Tata Trusts in high water demanding crops like Sugarcane and Rice cultivation.

NIRMAN is working on mainly four thematic areas:

❖ Natural Resource Governance and Management

❖ Sustainable Agriculture and Livelihood Security

❖ Climate Change and Community Resilience

❖ Nutrition and Community Health

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