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The livelihood intervention of Livolink foundation is spread across three state i.e Odisha, Assam and Manipur while the focus is on the Southern, Western and Northern regions of Odisha, through three major programs of System of Rice Intensification (SRI), South Odisha Initiative (SOI), and Diversion Based Irrigation (DBI). The first phase of South Odisha Initiative has come to an end in February 2018. Therefore, a comprehensive livelihoods strategy has been developed for Odisha while integrating the learning and positive outcomes of SRI, DBI and SOI programs. The project is directly implemented by Livolink foundation and aims to enhance the household income of 12,000 families by 100% and 1300 families to a level of Rs. 75,000 per annum.
Antaran is a comprehensive handloom program aims at arresting drift of weavers, particularly younger generation from the handloom sector. The overarching objective of the program is to create entrepreneur led microenterprises across each element of the value chain viz. pre-loom, on-loom and post-loom activities.
The health vertical of Livolink Foundation is targeted towards reducing the incidence of malaria and deaths caused by the disease in some of the most inaccessible villages of South Odisha. These villages are highly endemic to malaria and have an Annual Parasite Incidence (API) >10. The villages are tribal dominated and remain cut off during rainy season. They are even deprived of the basic health care services and entitlements.
As per Census 2011, there were about 4 million senior citizens in the state of Odisha constituting 9.5% of the total population. The Economic Survey 2018-2019 estimates that the number of senior citizens will grow to 4.9 million (10.8%) by 2021, 6.5 million (13.4%) by 2031 and 8.3 million (16.6%) by 2041. In order to address the challenges faced by senior citizens in the city of Bhubaneswar, the Elderly Care, Wellness and Engagement Program is being implemented in the city in collaboration with Social Security and Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (SSEPD) Department and HelpAge India.
The education intervention in South Odisha facilitates authentic learning opportunity to children between three to fourteen years, while focusing on their scholastic, co-scholastic and socio-emotional skills in elementary schools and Anganwadis. The intervention also engaged with the community members for the ownership of the neighbourhood schools and Anganwadis.
Migration is a routine livelihoods strategy in rural India and not simply a response to shocks and extreme vulnerability. People migrate because there is not enough work in the source of migration but such movement should not be understood only in terms of distress or forced migration, because many people perceive migration as an opportunity. Migration for livelihoods is an inevitable phenomenon in because of the uneven distribution of natural resources in rural area and growing level of regional inequalities between states and between village and city.