Janamukti Anusthan has been working on poverty eradication and livelihood enhancement of most marginalized section of the society since last 2 decades in Titilagarh subdivision as well as different socio-economically vulnerable area of Balangir ditrict. During the journey the organization has been worked for the development of most marginalized section building relation with Govt. and non Govt. agencies. In the juncture, the organization reached to the unreached remote tribal village area and started work on managing and arresting distress migration and bonded labour through the employment generation programme. Checking dropout rate in elementary level of school children of migrant families, the organization ran 25 no’s of Residential Care Centre (RCC) in year 2005-2006 and 2006-2007 in highly migration prone area of Muribahal block getting financial support from Sarva Shikshya Abhiyan,under OPEPA, Government of Odisha. Besides these building capacities of School Management Comitees (SMCs), reintegration of migrant and bonded labours children, monitoring of Residential Care Centers /Seasonal Hostels, building awareness among the SMC members, parents and stake holders on Right to Education (RTE) activities are being undertaken as the focused activities of the organization. To expedite the initiative, the agency namely,Aide et Action through the Migrant and Bonded Labour Initiative (MBLi) supported the organization from year 2010-2013.Creation of water structures and responding drought became the most priority area ofthe organization because people’s of the area have been facing crop loss every year and they used to migrate due to the frequent drought . To overcome the situation the organization created durable asserts using technical team by the support of CARE- DFID and Gov of Odisha. Apart from this the organization positively thought about the implementation of the NREGA and in the initial phase (in Aug, 2006) the organization sent the representative to Samaj Pragati Sahayog,Dewas,MP. for the NREGA-Water shade training and after that the organization facilitated to the process at village/GP and block level and got positive result. To accelerate to the initiative of the organization Western Odisha NREGA Consortium (WONC) becomes assisted (in June, 2007 onwards) and in a collaborative approach the organization facilitated the GP level NREGA implementation process. Empowering to the GP level functionaries, SHGs, Cadres, formation and strengthening theVillage level Job seekers committee, GP level and block level Jobseekers unions are the main focus activities of the project. Greening MGNREGA (UNDP –MoRD supported programme was also very effective programme to create WHS though the water shade principles. Gramsabha Shasakti Karan Karya kram (GSSK) was also the very innovative progamme of PR department Gov. of Odisha.Our organization worked tremendously with the OMEGA-DFID team in Bangomunda block. At present the organization is working as a resource organization at block level to empower the different primary stake holders and institutions involving with the Block Public hearing comitee and social audit process under MGNREGA

     In addition to that the organization is working as a block level resource organization to expedite the MGNREGA through the Cluster facilitation team (CFT) MoRD and PR deptt Gov.of Odisha supported programe. Along with, the organization is working with the various line depts.  in a convergence approach for protecting Natural resources through the “Quick Win intervention”(DFID-SPS supported programme). The Intensive participatory Planning Exercise IPPE-I and IPPE-II is completed successfully by the facilitation of the Organization. The organization has lots of experiences on employment generation and reducing distress migration through the convergence programmes.

In November, 2015 onwards another valuable programme i.e. People Action In Development (PAID) Supported by Bharat Rural Livelihoods (BRLF) had been started for enhancing livelihoods of 3000 poor and marginalized families under 04 Gram Panchayat of Muribahal block of Bolangir district. The programme is meant for secure the livelihoods of unprevillaged sections through the sustainable agriculture, building strong self-help structures and convergence with different schemes and programmes of State & Central Govt. The project aims to reduce vulnerabilities associated with poverty and food and nutrition insecurity of poor people by adopting natural resource management and sustainable agricultural practices and involve in off farm income generation activities through convergence of MGNREGS & NRLM (through creation of NRM based durable assets at community and individual level will be created and provide sustainable income for the community. At the same time Self-help structures like women SHGs and its Federation, Farmer’s clubs, Forest Management Committee and Job Seekers Committee is involved in their sustainable development. The planned measures will ensure minimum of 150 days employment , promote sustainable agriculture, improve the agriculture production, availability of food and reduces food and nutrition insecurity, malnutrition among women and children, indebtedness and migration of people. 

Apart from this, to cope up the climate change issue, establish the climate resilient structures, adaptation and climate resilient livelihoods practices in biophysically and socio-economically vulnerable area, the Infrastructure for Climate Resilient Growth (ICRG) intervention has been launched on 1st August, 2017 in no. of 4 most climatic vulnerable blocks of Balangir districts like: Gudvela, Saintala, Deogaon and Titilagarh with the supports of DFID- IPE Global Ltd & GOVERNMENT of ODISHA. As an ICRG partner organisation, Janamukti Anusthan is facilitating to the process by deploying Block level facilitators in above mentioned blocks. The broader objective behind the intervention is to expedite the Mahatma Gandhi NREGA and creating Climate Resilient asserts for this area through convergence with different schemes and programmes of government departments.

Some qualitative and quantitative achievements of the organization of last some years

There is no. of 165 Women Self Help Groups (SHG) have been formed and these are working for the development of the village economy as well as women empowerment.

  • Created no.of 60 water bodies in different drought prone villages and these are using irrigation purpose and some are using in multipurpose.
  • No. of 17 water bodies have been taken lease by the SHGs from different Gram Panchayats and these are using for fisheries.
  • Created no. of 5 patches plantation and these are protecting by the village comities.
  • Formed no.of 30 Farmer’s clubs in 30 villages and they are doing practice organic farming.
  • Declared Ganrei GP is a Zero migration prone GP in 2004 for checking distress migration through the Onion cultivation and convergence with other livelihoods programme.
  • By the continuous follow-up, there is no. of 125 families of 9 hamlet forest villages of Muribahal block got land patta under FRA, 2006 and they have been able to establish there.
  • Formed 52 no.of village level labor comitees, no.of 7 GP level labor comitees and no.of 1 block level labor comitee in Muribahal Block to  success the MGNREGA
  • Through the Rescue operation No.of 273 Bonded labors have been rescued in last 8 years with the support of Aide-et Action, Action Aid and International Justice Mission (IJM) from different brick kilns area. JMA had been taken post release initiatives for complete rehabilitation and through the process till Jan, 2015, no.of 227 persons of Muribahal,Bangomunda and Titilagarh  block have been got Rs 4508000 rehabilitation support from the Government. For the complete rehabilitation and providing rehabilitation package for the rest of the bonded labors the work is in the process.
  • No.of 72 Micro Level Plan have been prepared and these are using in concern villages as the development tools.
  • No.of 27 MGNREGA and livelihood based plan have been prepared in no.of 2 GPs of Muribahal Block and these are using for the success of MGNREGA under the Greening MGNREGA Program.
  • By the collaboration of Block administration of Muribahal, utilized near about Rs.5.26 lakhs(five Corers twenty six lakhs) and provided 100 days of work for 1475 HHs. This block became declared as a number one 100 days of work provider  block  under MGNREGA in Odisha for the financial year 2012-2013 and in 2013-14 financial year Muribahl block utilised 6.48 lakhs. There are provided 100 days of work for 1875 HHs and 150 days of work for 707 HHs and became a highest achiever block under the Bolangir district. In the financial year 2015-16 the block generated 4, 65000 person days by utilizing 12.56 corers rupees and kept its No.1 position in Bolangir District.
  • Reduced 15 percent seasonal distress migration in highly migration GPs like Ichhapada and Gudighat where we are closely facilitating the entire MGNREGA process. Due to the continuous efforts of block administration and our organisation,some village of  Muribahal block declared as  “zero” migration village like: kantadunguri,Hadhada,Kandakhal,podhmundi and kherat
  • No.of 20 Grain banks have been created to meet immediate need during starvation.
  • Under the Gram Sabha Shashakti karan Kram(GSSKK) no. of 33 MGNREGA Based Micro Level Plan have been prepared in Bangomunda Block.
  • The MGNREGA-NRLM convergence programme through the   Cluster facilitation (CFT) has been started in 61 villages under the 6 GPs of Muribahal block from 23rd July 2014.
  • Through the Integrated Participatory Planning Exercise (IPPE-I and IPPE-II) No.of 61 MLPs have been prepared by the Cluster Facilitation Team in Muribahal block and these are presented in Pallisabha and Gram Sabha of Jan/Feb, 2015 and 2016 for the labour budget, 2015-16 and 2016-17.
  • Replicated the Mahabandha (Rain water harvesting structure) project in Bijamal and Sukunipadar (Barbandh) village under the Quick-Win/Climate change intervention in year, 2016-17.
  • Supported to no. of 40 marginal famers (ST category) for making Ring well under the BRLF/PAID project in year 2016-17 and 2017-18.
  • Constructed 10 no’s of Low Cost Onion Structure (@ 25000/) for 10 no’s of farmers in 4 BRLF/PAID project operational GPs of Muribahal block.