Orissa Tribal Development Project

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Orissa Tribal Development Project

Orissa Tribal Development Project


Tribal people were the primary target of this project, which included broad-based activities in natural resource management and rural infrastructure. An important achievement of the project was the survey and land settlement of the hill areas, which had been occupied by people without legal right.

The resulting sense of ownership led to a significant improvement in natural resource management, demonstrating that tribal people are willing to take up agroforestry and renounce the podu system, a specific method of shifting cultivation, if they see that the returns can be greater. The project formed the foundation upon which the Orissa Tribal Empowerment and Livelihoods Programme was built.

Source: IFAD

Status: Closed
Approval Date
03 December 1987
1987 - 1997
Rural Development
Total Project Cost
US$ 24.4 million
IFAD Financing
US$ 12.2 million
Co-financiers (International)
World Food Programme US$ 1.4 million
Co-financiers (Domestic)
National Government US$ 10.8 million
Financing terms
Highly Concessional
Project ID

President's reports

Project design reports

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Environmental and social impact assessment

Final environmental and social management framework

Interim (mid-term) review report

Resettlement action framework

PCR digest

Special study

Project list

Audit and Financial Statements

Project completion report