District Rural Development Agency



“By 2025, the rural people of Odisha live in a state of wellbeing and free from all forms of poverty and have the capacity to cope with all types of vulnerability”


“Ensuring sustainable livelihoods for the rural poor through improved access to financial, livelihood and other support services, with institutions of the poor playing a catalytic intermediating role”.

Components of OLM

  1. Social Inclusion, Mobilization & Institution Building
    • Mobilization of all rural poor households into functionally effective, selfmanaged, self-governed institutions of poor SHGs and their federations.
    • Focus: more vulnerable sections like scheduled castes, scheduled tribes, particularly vulnerable tribal groups, single women and women headed households, disabled, landless, migrant labour, isolated communities and communities living in disturbed areas.
    • Community mobilization through CRPs, Wherever required services of NGOs and functionaries of existing programmes (Mission Shakti, OTELP, WORLP etc.) will be used for social mobilization.
    • Promotion of specialized livelihoods institutions for deriving economies of scale, backward and forward linkages, and access to information, credit, technology, markets etc.
    • Capacity Building of Community and Staff.
  2. Financial Inclusion
    • Opening of SB A/c of all SHGs/ individuals
    • Managing thrift & credit
    • Access to revolving fund
    • Credit linkages with banks and FIs.
    • Access to insurance services: client friendly business process to deliver insurance services.
  3. Economic Inclusion
    • ‘Vulnerability reduction’ and ‘livelihoods enhancement’ through deepening/enhancing and expanding existing livelihoods options and tapping new opportunities within the key livelihoods that are virtually universally practiced like agriculture, livestock, fisheries, forest produce collection, etc.
    • Enhancing ‘Employability’ – building skills for the job market.
    • ‘Enterprises’ – nurturing self-employed and entrepreneurs (microenterprises).


RSETIs stand for Rural Self Employment Training Institutes. RSETIs are managed by Banks with active co-operation from the Government of India and State Government.
Dedicated institutions designed as to ensure necessary skill training and skill up gradation of the rural BPL youth to mitigate the unemployment problem.
These are promoted and managed by banks with active cooperation from state governments

RSETI concept is based on RUDSETI (Rural Development and Self Employment Training Institute), a society established jointly by three agencies i.e. Syndicate Bank, Canara Bank and Sri Manjunatheswara Trust based at Ujire in Karnataka.
One RSETI is established in every district in the country. Concerned bank is the lead bank in the district takes responsibility for creating and managing it. Government of India will provide one – time grant assistance, upto a maximum of Rs. 1 crore for meeting the expenditure on construction of building and other infrastructure.
After successful completion of the training, they will be provided with credit linkage assistance by the banks to start their own entrepreneurial ventures.


  • The common minimum infrastructure of each RSETI will be 2-3 classrooms with toilet facilities (separate for women and physically challenged friendly).
  • Two workshops, two dormitories with bath facilities.
  • Adequate physical infrastructure for training, administration, hostel, staff quarters etc.

Programme Structure & Contents:

Each RSETI should offer 30 to 40 skill development programmes in a financial year in various avenues. The programmes are of short duration ranging from 1 to 6 weeks and could fall into the categories listed below:

Agricultural Programmes – agriculture and allied activities like dairy, poultry, apiculture, horticulture, sericulture, mushroom cultivation, floriculture, fisheries, etc
Product Programme – dress designing for men and women, rexine articles, incense sticks manufacturing, football making, bag, bakery products, leaf cup making, recycled paper manufacturing, etc.
Process Programmes – two wheeler repairs, radio/TV repairs, motor rewinding, electrical transformer repairs, irrigation pump-set repairs, tractor and power tiller repairs, cell phone repairs, beautician course, photography and videography, screen printing, domestic electrical appliances repair, computer hardware and DTP.
General Programmes – skill development for women
Other Programmes – related to other sectors like leather, construction, hospitality and any other sector depending on local requirements.
Training programmes will be decided by the institute based on the local resource situation and potential demand for the products/services. A uniform standardized curriculum would be developed and circulated among the institutes. There shall be two sets of training curriculums in all the RSETIs:

  1. Basic orientation programme courses for SGSY SHGs.
  2. Skill development programmes for micro enterprise and wage employment/placement.

Soft skill training shall be an integral part in all the training programmes.
Selection of Trainees & Batch Size:
At least 70% of the trainees should be from the rural BPL category certified by the DRDA. Proper weightage, as per SGSY guidelines will be given to SC/STs, minorities, physically challenged and women.
An ideal size of a batch should be 25-30 candidates.
Shramadan/Yoga, presentation of MILLY would become a common input in training module.
Recognition of RSETI trainees:
Certificates issued by an RSETI will be recognised by all banks for purposes of extending credit to the trainees. It means that RSETI trained rural youths will be free to access any scheduled bank for loan/credit.
Credit Linkage:
Credit needs of trainees will be appraised by RSETIs and the sense will be conveyed to the bank branches. The trainees could avail bank loans under SGSY or any other government sponsored programmes.


Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) under National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) is an initiative launched by Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD), Government of India which is a sub-mission under NRLM. The basic objective of the training programmed would be to equip rural youths with marketable skills to enhance their capacity to secure employment in the organized sector with adequate income generation. The trainings are being provided on the basis of market demand and potential market opportunities. Moreover, DDU-GKY gives young people from poor communities an opportunity to upgrade their skills and enter the skilled work force in growing sectors of the economy. Training and placements are running in partnership with public, private, nongovernment organizations.
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Koraput Agro Products Producer Company ltd., (KAPPCO)

  • Registered under Companies Act, 2013, incorporated on September 4, 2017
  • Chairperson Mrs. N. Wadeka heads the board of directors
  • Technical Support Agency (Access Development Services) is assigned for overall management of KAPPCO
  • Operations began with Ginger procurement from Pottangi & Semiliguda
  • Existing buyers in Jagdalpur (CG), Cuttack & Bhubaneswar (OD), Parlakhemundi (OD)
  • Branding & Promotional exercise in Odisha Krushi Mela with women farmers from Laxmipur, and sale of packaged ginger
  • Recruitment of various staff, such as Coordinator, Procurement manager, Accountant & CEO has been completed and currently on position.