President Corner

It is a matter of great pride and satisfaction for us at ASORD, to familiarize you with the endeavors of the organization. Over the years, ASORD has evolved in the direction of providing inputs for Agriculture Development to sustainable livelihoods through Income Generation Activities, Plantation and Afforestation activities, Cultivation and Processing of Medicinal & Aromatic Plants, Collection and Processing of Minor Forest produce. The various dimensions of sustainable rural livelihoods through strengthening of the ecology vis-à-vis economic development of the tribal households have yielded fruitful results. In addition, ASORD has diversified its activities towards the setup of Research & Extension wing, resource organization for GIS assisted INRM planning for MGNREGA which would provide support and technical guidance to the beneficiaries to improve their forest and agri based income through a robust planning e-mechanism in place. We are delighted to present you a glimpse of the diversified action-oriented activities taken up by the organization in the past few years since its formation.


In addition to above we have progressed significantly on Microfinance program, mainstreaming GIS in MGNREGA, supporting State as CFT for MGNREGA-NRLM convergence programme with the generous support from Rabobank, GIZ, Basix, NABARD and Chhattisgarh Government.  The re-energised initiative will operate and yield results in the forthcoming year. Meanwhile, activities have been going on at ASORD’s Krishi Rishi Ashram in Kergaon, Gariyaband where we have been conducting training & extension workshops, research on farm practices and knowledge dissemination.

We are also working on projects for introducing models for completely organic farming with intuitional support structures and income generation, readily implementable at a large scale. The journey has been tremendous so far, and now is the time for us to scale up our impact and deliver on our Vision, Mission and Promises.

Dhirendra Mishra