Jeebika Odisha Rural Livelihood Programme

This scheme named as Odisha Rural Livelihoods Programme (ORLP) is one such initiative, which proposes to provide an additional livelihoods component to ongoing watershed projects in the state. Under the ORLP, the Jeebika scheme is being implemented by the Odisha Watershed Development Mission, Department of Agriculture, Government of Odisha. The main objective behind introducing this scheme is addressed and enhances the livelihood needs of the landless and marginal household that are generally left out under normal watershed activities. That scheme is going to provide benefits to the poor people of the state. The scheme has been implemented to provide an additional livelihood component to the people of the watershed area of ongoing watershed projects under the IWDP and the Drought Prone Area Programme (DPAP) in Koraput, Nabarangapur, Malkangiri, Rayagada, Kandhamal and Mayurbhanj districts of the State. Under the scheme, 460 Micro Watershed (MWS) programmes are currently operational in these six districts

Benefits of Jeebika Odisha Rural Livelihood Programme:

  • Benefits of the scheme not only flow to the landed household but also to the poorest and vulnerable sections by way of developing alternative and diversified livelihood opportunities. Jeebika, through its additional livelihood component, mainly aims at enhancing the livelihood needs of the poor residing in the project village
  • Under this scheme will address quality of life such as preventive health measures, sanitation, drinking water, and food security
  • These include activities to enhance incomes of poor, marginal and landless HHs through the promotion of SHG and CIG, microcredit and savings, microenterprise promotion, skill development, primary processing and marketing, livestock promotion, fishery, and other off-farm enterprises

Required eligibility and conditions for applying Jeebika Odisha Rural Livelihood Programme:

  1. All poor of Odisha state are eligible for this scheme. In fact, this scheme is implemented by government agencies itself so that poor people would get benefits unconditionally

Document required for applying Jeebika Odisha Rural Livelihood Programme:

  1. Forgetting benefits some documents may be required not fixed. Documents like e.g. Aadhar card, BPL ration card, Residence proof


  1. The Odisha Watershed Development Mission (OWDM), under the Department of Agriculture, is the nodal agency at the State level to oversee the implementation of the programme
  2. Project Implementing Agencies (PIA) at the district level. The PIA is responsible for planning, monitoring and implementation of the Jeebika programme through watershed committees and village development committees represented by different sections of people i.e., SHGs, Panchayat Raj Institutions (PRI), User Groups (UG), landless, women

Contact Details:

  1. Contact: Manager, Soil and Water Conservation, Odisha Watershed Development Mission (OWDM), Bhubaneswar Email:

References & details:

  1. For more details regarding documents and other help please visit official website:

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