• Nobody need to wait a single moment before starting to improve the World ...

  • Dare to reach out your hands into the darkness to pull another into light ....

  • Efforts aimed to economic empowerment of rural womens ....

  • Organic farming - The Natural Choice - A decision for Nature ....

  • Mission dedicated to community mobilizations ....

  • It's mistake to do nothing because you can do a little; Do what you can ....

WELCOME TO UTKAL SEVAK SAMAJ
Utkal Sevak Samaj (USS) was formed out of a youth group's efforts at helping migrant tribal wage workers in the year 1989. Begining work in backward villages in Tangi-Choudwar block of Cuttack disctrict, USS has now extended its operation to 160 villages and 50 slums directly and 1972 villages through partners in Cuttack, Jaipur and Bolangir districts of Orissa State in India.

For USS, the means are as important as the end. We work to strengthen the community as a whole, ensure gender equality, and involve people in the struggle for justice. We ensure that our programs are eco-friendly and sustainable, in line with the belief that "Prevention is Better than Cure".

We work with poor and vulnarable people in tribal and disaster prone areas to improve their quality of life. USS have developed an integrated strategy and development support activities like Health Care with special empasis on HIV & AIDS, Adolescence Program, Women Empowerment, Education of School Drop Outs and Non School Going Children, Disaster Management etc.

USS is registered under Society Registration Act XXI 1860 at Cuttack dated 31st July 1989 with Registration No - 6521 / 294. and FCRA dated 30th November, 1995 with No - 104870119. Income Tax Act - Section 12A. .....Read more

FROM THE FOUNDER'S DESK
Amiya Bhusan Biswal It is a great pleasure for us to share with you about Utkal Sevak Samaj (USS) through our website. USS has completed 25 years of work and during this journey we have enjoyed successes and faced many challenges. These years of journey with ups and downs have been a huge learning experience for us.

In past two and half decades, USS has taken up many program initiatives based on the needs of the community it has been working with. The key areas includes promoting health, education, ensuring livelihood and managing emergenies like flood and cyclone.

Health promotion is key to sustainable developement and it is a priority area of our intervention till today. The organization since its inception has been engaged in maternal amd child health program and still keeps continuing to contribute to the State’s initiatives. HIV and AIDS has been one of our key interventions for the past decade and it is a major area of our work in current programmes. Besides, the organization is implementing other health and development programs related to TB, adolescent health, empowerment of women, livelihood promotion and poverty reduction in an integrated manner to mitigate the problems of the people in the operational area.

The commitment of the USS’s team of workers is inspiring who have often given much more than what was expected. The grantees and donors have always placed their faith in USS’s ability. Credibility, based on transparency, is the main strength of USS that it has always been striving to practice the best norms in human relations and financial management.

I thank all those who support, appreciate, encourage and promote USS thereby promoting the well being of the marginalized.

Founder Signature
Amiya Bhusan Biswal
Founder & Secretary, Utkal Sevak Samaj

VISION & MISSION DEDICATED
Vision: Seeing both men and women equally and independently utilizing their resources (personal and communal, social and natural) for bettering the standards of living (life with dignity) & being self-reliant move towards total Gram Swaraj with real politico-economic power of self-rule.

Mission: Working for sustainable community development of the poor and marginalized (including tribal, dalits, women etc.) and joining them in their struggle for their rights as a social constituent, a citizen and a human being.

Objectives:
To educate the weaker/vulnerable section of the society on the factors of their under development and mechanisms to overcome those.

To develop the capacity of community level people's democratic organizations.

To prepare the community to take care of their own development needs by achieving the access and control over the resources and influencing mainstream governance in their favour.

To co-ordinate with like-minded individuals and institutions to achieve the objective of the organization.

Utkal Sevak Samaj

OUR PROGRAMS

Prayas, PPTCT, Link Worker Scheme, VIHAAN - Care & Support Centres, Urban slum health care

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AREA OF OPERATION

All blocks in Cuttack district and 12 blocks in Angul district of Odisha.

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ACHIEVEMENTS

In 2013-14 FY 5328 Migrant labourers, 38 ORCS Camps, 119 STI Patients

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NEWS & EVENTS

Baliyatra 2014, PPTCT Campaigns, Community Awareness under Project Prayas.

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Success Stories

Case Study

Fortune Favours the Brave- Here is the account of real experience of one girl, Mandakini Behera, 24 years, who lived with parents in small hamlet called Kenduapatna of Salipur; Cuttack. She was very loving, caring and affectionate homely girl living with many sweet dreams prior to her marriage. Earlier she was fit as fiddle as compared to other girl in her locality. When her parents decided to arrange her marriage with Sukadeba Patra of the same locality; Mandakini faced a real, unavoidable and traumatic experience of her life after marriage. Sukadeba and Mandakini lived for 15 days together in Kenduapatna and Sukadeba left ...

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Case Study

A winner is he who struggles to win - 40 year old Ganesh Naik is an inhabitant of Deer Park Slum in Cuttack town. He was living with his wife Shanti in a thatched and dilapidated hut. His two children, a son and a daughter, died in early age. It was quite a hard life for the couple.Ganesh was trying to earn a livelihood from wage work; and they were just dragging on a life of margin. Ganesh`s wife Shanti was suffering from different complains like continuous fever, cough and diarrhea with gradual weight loss. According to doctor`s advice she went under treatment over a period, got no improvement. After several diagnostic of Shantilata....

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PLHIVs striving for survival - Death cannot delimit the lives eternal desire for growth and existence. There are few people who rise against the blemishes, hatred, oppression and inequality in the society and find way towards realization of eternal values of human life. This is reflected in the life of Malati Swain a young women of Balasore, Orissa who has fallen victim to HIV and AIDS. Having a joyful life in childhood, relieving the burden of a daughter on the family, Malati got married to Madhu in the age of 20. From the marriage ceremony, she made straight way to Mumbai, the workstation of her husband. They were blessed...

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Kabita Found A Way to Take AIDS Away - Mrs. Kabita Mohanty, 24 year. She is wife of Mr. Kedar Mohanty got married in the year 2007. Her husband working as Bus driver and he is on ART. When she was at 9 month pregnant in the year 2009 she get tested HIV positive in PPTCT (ICTC-II) Berhampur, Ganjam. Kabita lost her 1st baby (girl child) when he completed one year. Fortunately one day Dr Reeta Sahoo met her at ARTC, Cuttack and discussion was on would you like to have a child now or after giving a space? It was also discussed all women and couples, including people living with HIV have a right to make informed decisions ...

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