Orissa Tribal Empowerment and Livelihood Programme(OTELP): Odisha

Details of Orissa Tribal Empowerment and Livelihood Programme(OTELP)
Name of the SchemeOrissa Tribal Empowerment and Livelihood Programme(OTELP)
Sponsored byState Government
Funding PatternThe Orissa Tribal Empowerment and Livelihood Programme is being financed by the DFID support of USD 40 million contributing 44 percent of the total programme cost as grant and the IFAD loan of USD 20 million which contributes 22 percent of total programme cost as soft loan. WFP contributes USD 12 million in the form of food assistance. The contribution from the Government of Odisha is USD 9.6 million. The beneficiary groups and communities contribute 9 million and the formal financial institutions will contribute USD 0.4 million.
Ministry/DepartmentST & SC Development, Minorities & Backward Classes Welfare
DescriptionThe programme aims at empowerment of tribals, providing them livelihood support and food security through watershed mode approach. It also aims to increase their incomes and improve their overall quality of life through more efficient natural resource management based on the principles of improved watershed management and more productive environmentally sound agricultural practices and through off farm or non farm enterprise development.

The objectives of the programme are -
I. building capacity of the community
II. Encourage off farm enterprise
III. Encourage food security
IV. Encourage development of pro-tribal environment.
Other BeneficiariesScheduled Tribes, Schedules Castes
Benefit TypeOthers,
Other Benefits To enhance their food security, increase their incomes and improve their overall quality of life.
Eligibility criteriaVillages in which the scheduled tribes and the scheduled castes form not less than 60 percent of the population and where most households are below the poverty line have been selected to be covered under the programme.
How to AvailBy contacting the concerned department or directorates, corporations and other bodies governed by this department.
Validity of the Scheme
Introduced On 02 / 10 / 2004
Valid Upto 31 / 03 / 2015
Reference URLhttp://www.odisha.gov.in/stsc/otelp/index.htm (External website that opens in a new window)

Source: National Portal Content Management Team  (Odisha, 05-07-2012)