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Darbar Sahitya Sansad

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Location : Orissa

Founded in : 04-02-2011

Founder : Mr. Bibhutibhusan Mohanty

About DSS

The history of Darabar Sahitya Sansad (DSS) dates back to early nineties. A group of adolescent boys used to flock around a rural library in village Nischintapur, reading books and magazines and discussing on literary development. Two consecutive floods during the year 1980 and 1982 devastated the area . The boys could not keep quiet, they helped the govt. machineries in evacuating the people as well as distributing the relief materials. This small taste of social work prompted them to come to a common platform 'a society' which could provide them the strength and the opportunity for youth work and social development. Finally a society was formed during 1982 with the name 'Darabar Sahitya Sansad' (DSS) - a people's court for social justice, on a platform of young and literary people.

Off late DSS has focussed on livelihood promotion for poor women, farmers and youth in coastal parts of Orissa. Besides that Disaster management has been another area of intervention in recent past since the coastal Orissa has experienced consequitive floods and cyclones.

DSS works in around 150 villages in 3 districts viz Khurda, Puri and Balasore focussing on Livelihood promotion and disaster management. The programmes like micro financing, SHG promotion, enterpreneurship development, training and capacity building, disaster relief, rehabilitation, disaster preparedness, weather education at school, promoting agro based women cooperatives, dairy cooperatives, handicraft cooperatives etc have been taken up in recent past.

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Providing women in rural areas with funds to take up animal husbandry and other occupations provides a supplementary income protecting the household when the main earner becomes incapacitated.

Evaluated By : Rang De Team

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Many people migrate to cities and other states in search of employment opportunities. Given adequate support, many labourers would prefer to work in their home state or villages.

Evaluated By : Rang De Team

Partnership Summary

Total No. of Loans 3054
Total amount disbursed Rs.33,941,000
Expected repayment so far Rs.7,799,219
Amount repaid Rs.26,119,779
Amount delayed Rs.0
Amount defaulted Rs.22,002

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Sukanti Barik

Betel Leaf Selling | Orissa

5,000

Raised

5000

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Afsana Bibi

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1,000

Raised

9000

Still Need

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Annupurna Behera

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700

Raised

9300

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