Utkal’s UANAT Project To Help 150 Farmers Of Odisha’s Kalahandi & Rayagada
Bhubaneswar: To ensure that farmers can reap a rich harvest, Aditya Birla Group’s Utkal Alumina in partnership with Bharat Rural Livelihood Foundations (BRLF) has launched Project UANAT (Utkal’s Action for Agricultural Transformation) in Rayagada’s Kashipur block and Kalahandi’s Thuamala Rampur block.
The CSR project focuses on farm-based livelihood interventions which could make a significant difference for farmers.
As many as 147 female SHG members are being trained in mushroom, oyster and paddy cultivation. Consequently, their earning capacity has risen by Rs 3,000 to Rs 4,000.
“Through the CSR and Sustainability team, they will bolster the welfare of farmers. This team visits the project frequently, aiding the SHG members, motivating them to scale their activities. They close the marketing loop as well, providing a 360 degree connect,” said UAIL unit head Mazhar Beig.
Aditya Birla Group reaches out to over 5 lakh people in 128 villages of five districts in Odisha.