Livelihoods

  • EDP

Entrepreneurship is the key issue against Un employment. Only self employment activities can fight against unemplyement.EDP is nothing but a step to motivate the youth mass for self employment. Under this programme MISSION has organized several motivational campaigns, training programmes such as  Entrepreneurship Development Programme, Entrepreneurship & Skill Development Programme, Management Development Programme, Business & Skill Development Programme etc  with the kind support of Ministry of MSME, Govt. of India. Various trades on demand driven has taken during the training session. After training, bank linkage was organized for establishment of their own venture.
Under this programme, every year nearly 10 batches (each batch consisting of 20 candidates) EDP has been organized, out of which specific batches for ST, ST & Women has also been organized.

Khadi & Village Industries Commission is implementing a scheme under the Ministry named as PMEGP by merging two scheme named as REGP & PMRY.  Under this scheme there is a provision of a two weeks residential EDP training , which all the PMEGP beneficiaries compulsorily has to under go. Being the Accredited training center of Govt. of India, MISSION has also been conducting EDPs for the beneficiaries since the inception of the scheme.

MISSION is not only imparting trainings but also extending supports for post training follow up, identification of products, market survey, project report preparation, bank linkages, marketing tie-ups etc.

  • Food Processing

The National Food Processing Policy strives to achieve 25% from the current national average of 6% by 2025. In line with the national benchmark, the Odisha Food Processing Policy, 2013 aims to achieve 10% of food processing by 2017 and 25% by 2025 in the state. This policy aims to develop food processing as a vibrant industry creating employment opportunities for the people engaged in primary production activities and increasing the farm returns by value addition in the farm produce.

MISSION focuses on empowering the tribals as well as the general BPLs enabling them to enhance their food security, increase their incomes and improve their overall quality of life through more efficient natural resource management based on the principles of improved watershed management and more productive environmentally sound agricultural practices and through off-farm/non-farm enterprise development. Under the scheme Community organizers of MISSION along with volunteers from different rural pockets.

Keeping in view the above MISSION is establishing a Food Processing-cum-Training Center to demonstrate the different products which can be produced with very low cost investments at rural areas.

  • Animal Husbandry

Livestock Sector in Orissa is highly livelihood intensive and 80% of its rural house holds own livestock of one species or the other and earn supplementary income for the family. This sector contributes 7.27% of the states net domestic product and therefore development of ARD sector is the sin qua non for the rural prosperity. The need for AH extension services is likely to intensify in future. In Orissa, agriculture faces the challenge of keeping pace with rapidly increasing population with few reserves of potentially cultivable land. Less availability of land for crop production coupled with increased unemployment are the opportunities to promote AH extension. Ah extension to be led by farmers that leads to increase animal productivity with reduced funding with an aim to provide opportunities by improving accessibility of the male and female farmers to quality services for securing sustainable livestock development. The future search has to take into account the cognizance of the present day trends.

Keeping in view the above scenario MISSION promotes the rural people for Animal husbandry like goaterry, poultry, duck farming, buffalo farming, dairy, fishery etc.

  • Handicrafts/handlooms

MISSION has organized design & technological development Work Shop on Dhokra Casting at Sulia Village of Boudh District in the year under Report. 30 nos of Artisans along with Mr Prem Singh, NIFT qualified & DC (H) office certified trainer was entrusted for the project. 20 nos of Prototypes were developed during the workshop. The marketing of the developed products was displayed for Public under Test marketing & the products were highly appreciated by the customers. The Programme was inaugurated by the Local PRI members & Asst. Director(H), office of the DC(H) had grace the occasion of Valediction. During the programme artisnas were motivated to diversifiy the designs & products to Utility as well as decorative consumables . The designer had focusing on low cost manufacturing process while training is going on. Low cost manufacturing, High finishing, Low weight and market demanded products were developed during the training which was very appreciated by every sector as well as customers.

Though MISSION is working for the development of Artisan groups fro promotion, Design Development & Technical Guidance, it has not forgotten to avail marketing facility for the artisans. Hence MISSION is continuously organizing & participating in the craft fairs & hatas arranged by different Govt. & Non- Govt. Agencies.  Artisans identified by MISSION, were participating the fairs and avails the opportunity to show their products. Through these fairs also they sold their products. In the year under report MISSION has organized a handicraft Exhibition at Kamakhyanagar with the help of Khadi & village Industries Board, Odiisha. 30 stalls were opened for display of the Handicraft Products of Different SHGs, Artisan Groups, and Cluster Artisans & PMEGP beneficiaries, RHA beneficiaries etc. Near about a turn over of Rupees 10 lakhs was made during the 4 days Exhibition.

  • Cluster Development

Mega cluster approach is a Drive to scale up the infrastructural and production chain at Handicrafts clusters which have remained unorganized and have not kept pace with the modernization and development that have been taking place so far.  Consequently, there has not been any addition of fresh impetus of development and optimum realization of output in the handicrafts sector, which is not only the backbone of long traditional heritage and cultural linkages. The prospects of this sector lie in infrastructural Up gradation, modernization of the machinery and product diversification. Innovative manufacturing as well as designing know-how, furthered by brand building of the native products hold the key to creating a niche market for the products manufactured by the clusters.  The proposed programme is expected to support the Up gradation of infrastructural facilities coupled with market linkages and product diversification. Keeping in view the fact that the export value realization of Handicrafts products is quite high, integrated infrastructure development has been the policy focus in recent times. The multiplicity in production in tiny units along with geographical wide spread base has resulted into higher level of levies marring the competitiveness in international market. Thus, addressing the problem of infrastructure bottlenecks by suggesting continuation of the sector specific infrastructure schemes has been the focus of attention. Technology Up gradation,  Product Diversification, Raw Material Bank, Common Facility centre (CFC) ,Resource centre, Market Development:Forward & Backward Linkages, Human Resource & Skill Development, Social Security, Physical Infrastructure are the major components of the scheme.

MISSION has identified and working for the betterment of various pockets in cluster mode such as Readymade Garment Cluster at Baulapur (Dhenkanal), Engineering Cluster at Dhenkanal (Dhenkanal), Automobiles Cluster at Dhenkanal (Dhenkanal), Powerloom Cluster at Siminai, Ankarantipur (Dhenkanal).