About Us


SHRISTI (Society for Harmonious Renaissance of Ideas through Simple Technological Initiatives) is a Civil Society organisation working in Odisha for over 20 years, focusing on holistic rural development by forming sustainable and self reliant community institutions.

We do this through well-planned and comprehensive programmes in livelihood, community mobilization, integrated natural resource management, integrated watershed development, Plantation & Skill Development. Our overall goal is the empowerment of women from poor and marginalised communities, leading to improvement in their lives and livelihoods.

  • Develop self-reliant and self-owned and managed community institutions to sustain the livelihood activities.
  • SHRISTI strives to improve the quality of life of the rural poor by strengthening their existing livelihood , initiate new activities to diversify and increase their income, in the tribal areas.
  • Women led community organisations have been the base for all interventions inside the village which leads the backward poor towards main stream of development process.
  • All the interventions are selected considering both the landed as well as the landless households.
  • Develop cadre of well trained and capable Leaders & local service providers to provide handholding support to the members during their need.
  • Develop community-based models for natural resource management in order to protect and use the Resources for sustainable development
  • Work in collaboration with the government and other stakeholders
  • Market-led intervention: Core underpinning of overall approach of scale, sustainability and impact at macro-level
  • Introduction of Technology, Innovations, Scientific tools like (GIS, GPS, Drip, Mulch, solar based solution, soil less nursery, grafting, farm mechanisation) used for achieving greater result.
  • Develop Infrastructure & models (community Assets, water resource, hi-tech nursery, Goat shed & WADI,) for natural resource management in order to protect and use the Resources for sustainable development.
  • In Human Resource Development we provide need-based exposure, training & conducting the timely review & planning with an objective to success in every implementation.

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