BHUBANESWAR: Odisha Livelihoods Mission (OLM) has signed a memorandum of understanding with international NGO, Trickleup India, for carrying out community-based livelihood programmes in Nagada village of Jajpur district.
Nagada, a hill-top village under Sukinda block, hogged international headlines following death of 21 children in three months due to malnutrition last year.
OLM has charted an exhaustive plan for socio-economic development of the community with added thrust on the sustainable solutions to address persistent malnutrition in the area.
After signing the MoU, Mission Director of OLM Pranabjyoti Nath said, thrust of the contract is to focus on behavioural changes of the local people and providing them livelihood solutions.
“Carrying out development works, related to livelihoods in underdeveloped remote areas is our prime responsibility. Hope this agreement would help us bring a sea-change in Nagada and its adjoining areas,” he said.Along with officials, Nath and the NGO authorities visited the project village Nagada after signing the MoU. They discussed with the local people and district officials about various issues and their possible solutions.During the signing of MoU, Nath, vice president of Tricklup India Jaya Sarkar, seniors officials of Panchayatiraj Department and the NGO were present.ENS