Inland Fishery Training in Odisha
Balasore district, which lies along our highway building project in Odisha, suffers flooding every monsoon. As rains submerge the paddy fields, they ravage the farmers’ only source of income every season. We designed an alternative livelihood initiative for the region through an inland fishery project.
Through this programme, more than 300 farmers were trained in scientific fish-farming, mobilized into producer groups and trained in financial management. We helped them convert wasteland into seasonal fish ponds and even use the bunds to grow vegetables and fruits.
The returns from the fish and vegetables continue to transform several lives, with security and empowerment that is helping these farmers dream of brighter futures.