Kalahandi Organization for Agriculture and Rural Marketing Initiative (KARMI)

The organization was established in 1997 in the Bhawanipatna district of Orissa. Its core area of functioning is related to distress agricultural labourers, disaster management and relief, provision of education & Literacy, environment protection and health & family welfare and working with the village communities in the formation of self-help groups for micro finance.
KARMI has been working on the issue of Panchayati Raj, sustainable development of rural areas and poverty alleviation and women's development & empowerment. Its major activities include agricultural development in Kalahandi district, watershed development and education programs for village women. It has implemented the Total women literacy program with support of National Literacy Mission in Golamunda block of Kalahandi district and benefited 9000 women. Its health program has benefited 32,000 thousand population in over eleven gram panchayats by the creation of community health centres.
  • Migration Survey Report-Reducing the Impact of Distress Migration (KARMI)
    Research Paper | 02-Feb-2014

    Kalahandi Organisation for Agriculture and Rural Marketing Initiative ( KARMI) has been implementing the Migration project in Golamunda and Rampur blocks of Kalahandi district of Odisha. The operational area of KARMI, Kalahandi is the most backward district in western Odisha...

  • Migration Study Report (Kalahandi District., Odisha)
    Research Paper | 01-Jan-2014

    Odisha is one of the most backward states in India having a history of natural disasters, presence of large scale poverty, low level of literacy and prone to distress migration. Drought and floods are common phenomenon in the state...

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