Support for Farming Families affected by Covid-19 in Bhadrak (Odisha)

Nivethan works with 1000+ small & marginal farmers in 25+ villages of Basudevpur, Tihidi & Dhamnagar blocks in Bhadrak district of Odisha. More than 80% of the families in these villages depend on Agriculture for their income. Nivethan with support from NABARD helps these farmers and their families in areas such as enterprise promotion, marketing, financial linkages, facilitating government schemes, skill building, etc with the overall aim of improving their lives and livelihoods. These farming communities have been severely affected by covid-19 related lockdown.

Impact of Covid 19 on farming communities with whom Nivethan works in Bhadrak are as follows

Nivethan has conducted a rapid situational assessment in 10 villages- Aruhan, Mirigan, Brahmani Goan, Kishmat Krushnapur, Borandua, Betaligan, Ramasarapur, Gajipur, guamal, Bodak where we work in Basudevpur, Tihidi & Dhamnagar blocks in Bhadrak district of Odisha and estimated the number of families who lost their livelihoods (fully and partially) and number of families that needs immediate relief in terms of food supplies. There are about 500 Households in these 10 villages that need immediate support for managing their daily living.

We are preparing now to support these marginalised and vulnerable farmers and their families affected by Covid-19 in the following ways

Our Family Survival Kits will include basic ration like Rice, Wheat, Spices, Cooking oil etc. along with Corona protective gear like masks, bathing and washing soaps, etc

One family survival kit costs Rs.1000 per family, a pack of Kitchen Garden kit costs Rs.200 and a pack of inputs for crop production costs Rs.1000 per farmer.

All donations are tax deductible under 80G of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

To donate online, please click this link –https://www.instamojo.com/@nivethan/

To make a donation by NEFT/ Bank Transfer:

Account Name: Nivethan

Bank Name: ICICI Bank

A/C No: 601601085142

Type of Account: Savings

IFSC: ICIC0006016

Branch: KK Nagar

Address: No-31, Melur Main Road, K.K. Nagar,

Madurai- 625020, Tamil Nadu, India


Mr. Birajaprasad Singh

Program Officer

Nivethan, Bhadrak, Odisha

Email: biraja@nivethan.in

Mobile: 8594943258

Website: –www.nivethan.in