Introduction

District Supply and Marketing Society (DSMS), the district unit of ORMAS, an autonomous body under the Panchayati raj department, Govt. of Orissa was constituted in the year 1991, dedicated in moving rural producers and artisans from the poverty line to realms of plenty. Since 1992, DSMS Koraput has been engaged in providing marketing linkages to the swarozgaries covered under SGSY and other poverty alleviation programmes of the Government as well as collection and value addition of the produces made by them. Our sincere efforts have not only injected entrepreneur skills among Swarojgaries but also provided better markets and fair prices resulting into improved living standards.