What we do

AWRCSD has initiated a project namely Action for Tribal (AFT) in deep forest areas of Boudh, Bolangir, Subarnapur district to enhance their quality of life and socio-economic development.

Agriculture & Cultivation

The tribal farmers don’t need to do anything for pest control. All they do is raise the dongor as a food opportunity for 10 families (dus parivar) including that of the grower, pests, insects, ants, flies, spiders and birds.

Safe Water

Each team has a panel of specialized doctors & trained nurses who carry out patient friendly, non-invasive screening mechanism that would be effective enough to discover cancer or early symptoms leading to diagnosis of cancer.

The aim of the these camps is to identify the cases at an early stage so that effective treatment is made available. Free pathological lab facilities are extended, medicines are distributed free of cost among the people as per their need.

Key components of our work on Agriculture & Cultivation include:

Meeting Current Needs Without Sacrificing Future Needs
  • Protecting Water Quality and Supply
  • Sustainable Land Use: Maintaining Wildlife Habitat and Biodiversity.
  • Renewable Energy Production and Consumption.
  • Plant and Animal Production Practices and
  • Labor Practices and Social and Economic Equity.
Source sustainability measures
  • Rotating crops and embracing diversity.
  • Planting cover crops; and
  • Reducing or eliminating tillage.
Cultivation quality management
  • Crop choice – is dependent upon many factors of which suitability of soil ;
  • Peat soils are remarkably versatile in their suitability for crop growth;
  • Peat is a good stoneless rooting medium, it has large moisture retention capacity ; and
  • Cultivations are easier than on mineral soil, even under exceptionally wet conditions.
Steps to Successful Farming
  • Compost – The key to compost is following all the steps and making sure you add just the right amount of water;
  • Amendment – Taking care of your beds and soil is very crucial for successful harvest and healthy plants;
  • Monitoring usage to minimise wastage; and
  • Advocacy for decentralised management

WAI promotes safe water handling in households as part of its hygiene messages and if needed, appropriate point of use treatment systems for ensuring safe drinking water.

Aurosikha’s school programme focuses on ensuring safe and adequate drinking water in schools and that the facilities are designed in an accessible manner for young and differently-abled children. Children and school management members are trained as champions to promote water quality and sustainability in school and communities.