Gram Vikas working as Socio-Technical partner to build over 22,000 disaster resilient houses


As the Socio Technical partner to OSDMA (Odisha State Disaster Management Authority), Gram Vikas is facilitating one of the largest Rural Disaster Resilient Housing project in the world. As a part of the post "Phailin” (cyclone) reconstruction efforts, the project envisages development of 22,000 plus houses which are being built for the beneficiaries of the cyclone affected areas of Odisha. Partly funded by the World Bank, the Odisha Disaster Recovery Project (ODRP) aims to construct disaster resilient houses via the Owner Driven Construction of Houses (ODCH) method over a period of 2 years across 150+ settlements, most of which are new habitations. The planned habitations are envisaged to be model villages with all amenities that the communities will be empowered to self manage and be proud of.