Friend's Organisation For Rural Development (FRIENDS) - established in 1997 working towards overall development of Sadar block, Odisha
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About Us

Friend's Organisation For Rural Development (FRIENDS)

Friend's Organisation For Rural Development (FRIENDS) is a non-profit organisation established in the year 1997. The organisation is operational in the Sadar block of Odisha. FRIENDS works for the overall development of the rural people. It aims to introduce new technologies in agriculture and horticulture departments.

Our focus areas

An integrated approach to build a equitable and empowered society

Mission & Vision


Overall development of the rural people of Sadar block, Odisha


Alleviating rural poverty by promoting the people of rural India, sustainable integrated development through introducing new technologies in agriculture

Our Programs

Empowerment of women

Empowering women helps to create a more just and equitable society for everyone. FRIENDS organisation aim at organizing rural community into village level organizations so as to identify, analyze and plan development activities through their participation. We also want to formulate a system where village level organizations conduct monthly meetings and convert problems into opportunities.

Environment protection

Farming, as we all well know, is a challenging profession. New challenges have arisen in recent years due to changes in the climate and global economy. Factors like poor infrastructure, lack of modernisation and declining productivity have hampered Indian farmers from breaking out of the cycle of debt and poverty. FRIENDS want to advocate innovative and sustainable methods to support agricultural development for tribal people and small Indian farmers and also enhances to protect environment through various initiatives.

Our Activities

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Formation of LNOS Group

Formation of core team of LNOS group was organised at the Gram Panchayat level in collaboration with EWP, FANSA and IIYD at Godi Sahi. The program was organised by FRIENDS with Ashirwad
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Modern chulli distribution

Modern chulli was distributed to tribal population of Dhenkenal district in partnership with Bosch, Vishwa Yuva Kendra


Board Members

Pratap Rout


Srinibas Swain


Dharanidhar Gochhayat


Team Members

Samparda Rout


Pankajini Behera


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Account Number: 540502010000276

Bank: Union Bank

Branch: Dhenkanal

IFSC Code: UBIN0554057


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Get in touch

Mailing Address

Tilapada, Badanagana Post, Dhenkanal District, Odisha-759014

Email Address

Phone Number


Tilapada, Badanagana Post, Dhenkanal