Centre for Integrated Rural & Tribal Development (CIRTD)

Rangadhipa, India
Joined April 2017

We work as in Balisankara, Hemgir, Subdega & Sadar block in Sundargarh district, Odisha, & focused on land rights issue (Forest & Revenue), media advocacy, women’s rights through people’s organization

Presence in: India
Focus: Community / Customary Land Rights, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Livelihoods


Obviously, the youth and women are the very dynamic force to bring change in their community and ‘Tribal’ can do lot for social transformation. But, in most cases they lack requisites, scope and managerial and leadership drive to initiate and carry forward such prosper opportunity with proper dimension since they are trapped by the vested interested sections of the society in the region. This was the scene in almost all villages.

To bring some positive change, a group of educated, energetic cohesive friends with various socio-economic backgrounds met together in a close circle to spend their time with a sort of creative –entertainment. By this process of creative entertainment, debates and dialogues these friends came to know about various aspects of development of the underprivileged, poor and marginalized. Then the team comprehensively started thinking different issues those are affecting the life and livelihood of the people. A small initiatives, such as avenue plantation, blood donation, talent search Programme through Quiz, Debate started in   minimum financial supports received from district development authority. These programs brought rewards and recognition from various sectors of the communities, which inspired the group to undertake larger programs and have a registered Organization with a view to reach greater reference group.

Registration: In the year 2001, the organization was registered asCIRTD (Center for Integrated Rural and Tribal development) got its legal status under Societies Registration Act of 1860 (xxi).