Lokadrusti is a non profitable voluntary organization working for the development of the tribes in the erstwhile ‘Kalahandi’ region (now Nuapada District of Orissa, India) since 1988.

Lokadrusti started with community mobilization and formulation of intervention strategies. Subsequently, Lokadrusti worked on ‘women empowerment’, ‘Social Mobilization Around Natural Resource Management for Poverty Alleviation’, ‘Tribal rights’, ‘Waste land management’, ‘Education’, ‘health’ and ‘cultural development’. Please see relevant sections for more details. Also, please watch the documentary video for a vivid picture of our work. We thank you for your kind visit. We will be grateful if you put your comments and suggestions for betterment of our efforts.

Abanimohan Panigrahi – Member Secretary

Our Mission

“…to create an enabling environments for social change to empower the powerless/ weaker section/ down trodden…”

Our Vision

“…sustainable development keeping harmony with nature and environment, overall growth in education, health, art and culture…”

Transform this region into a self sufficient area on sustainable basis. It visualises promoting grassroot level committee/ organisation who will be the actors of development in the long run. Instead of creating an alternative structure of development it believes in activating and building the capacity of the existing structure. We respect the traditional local knowledge as a means of development. To achieve this our aim is to build the self confidence of the people.