South Orissa Voluntary Action (SOVA)
Assimilation of dam displaced communities with their host communities, South Odisha - Phase 2
- Grant amount: Rs.1,21,24,992 over 36 months
- Fund: India open grants
- Date awarded: 2017/18
- Location: Orissa
South Orissa Voluntary Action (SOVA) works to ensure that communities experiencing disadvantage can access rights, education, livelihoods and health services. This project supports communities displaced following the construction of the Upper Kolab dam to resettle and integrate with host communities. The first phase of the initiative successfully focused on strengthening village institutions and building a group of change makers with members from both communities. In this next stage, SOVA will work to build the managerial capacities of these community organisations and support the creation of village development plans as well as a livelihood enhancement strategy.