People’s Action in Development (PAID) – AJSA India
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People’s Action in Development (PAID)


PAID started in 2015 with a mission to secure sustainable livelihood and food security for 1800 targeted families of 18 tribal prone villages of Bangomunda block of Bolangir District of Odisha through promotion of sustainable agriculture and building strong self-help structures in the shade of multiple State & Central Government sponsored schemes and programmes.

PAID promotes the adoption of natural resource management and sustainable agricultural practices in communities. To reduce vulnerabilities associated with poverty and food insecurity of communities, it also promotes off farm income generation activities through convergence of MGNREGS & NRLM on both individual and community level through the creation of durable assets within a community that leads to sustainable income.

In addition to this, PAID has also initiated multiple groups like self-help groups of women and its federation, Forest Management Committee and Job Seekers Committee that have enriched our vision of sustainable development.

The planned measures have now ensured a minimum of 150 days employment through mass job demand and have addressed the problems related to sustainable agriculture by improving agriculture production and food availability that has benefitted in improving malnutrition among women and children and reduced migration and indebtedness of people in the operational areas.

Key Achievements:

  • 7030 Households have adopted agriculture development works.
  • 2025 KB pumps were provided to 2025 Households who were then trained to adopt The System of Rice Intensification (SRI) method during cultivation that helped in increasing their yield.
  • 1232 Farmers and 520 Master Trainers capacitated with vermicompost & organic farming practices.
  • 780 Households have adopted improved agricultural practices using Vermicompost.
  • 1020 families now have Kitchen Gardens for their kitchen needs.
  • Mango Plantation has been done in 38 hectares of land to sustain the livelihood of 12,643 beneficiaries.

Natural Resource Management

  • 2 lakhs Saplings were used in Waste land reforestation purpose
  • Promotion of locally suitable livelihood practices, clean energy technologies, sustainable uses of natural resources, renewable resources, sustainable agriculture and natural resource management to ensure women’s participation

Glimpses of our work