Stepped in for empowerment
Stepped in for empowerment
Daringbadi, District Kandhamal Odisha
Daringbadi is a small hilly town of Kandhamal district of Odisha. Though it is known as the Kashmir of Odisha for decades, still it remains confined in the papers and book until the construction of the National Highway 59. As the road communication made easy access slowly new infrastructures also getting developed to attract the tourist especially for lodging and boarding. However, it is only a drop in the ocean. And therefore, there is an enormous opportunity for the investor to invest to fill the vast gap in the areas of infrastructure development focusing on tourism needs and this would eventually create the economical opportunity to address the issue of widespread poverty.
Income source of Daringbadi
The major source of income of Daringbadi and Kandhamal district overall depends on the cultivation. People grow paddy for their livelihood needs and for the financial needs they do turmeric and a few oils seeds to cultivation. But since it is the annual or the biannually harvest, people struggle to meet the financial needs during the offseason. And therefore, a large number of youth are the seasonal migrants that migrate during the offseason to the southern state for earning by getting employed in the timber or construction firm. There is evidence the even the graduates don’t hesitate to do the labor work. And sad things are that despite all, the economic condition is not getting better. if the trend continues, the condition of poverty allied would never be changed. The business class and the moneylender being the migrants’ communities getting flourished widely and as the infrastructure getting better, they grab the opportunity even though that is reserved for the socially weaker section.
And the question is that how can the economic condition of the people change? What would be the possible solution lies? And the obvious answer is the people. The people themselves are a solution to their lives. They only can change their fortune and the future. As long as they don’t understand their strength and the potentiality, the current economic condition is unlikely to be changed.
Till now the growth, the economic growth is merely in the circle of the Business/Moneylenders, but it can be changed or ration can be brought down by empowering the people; the ideas and opportunities need to be shared with them and also close their skills need to be identified and nurtured further.
GOs and NGOs are active in the areas of the skill training implementing the various Govt. Schemes. However, the impact on these implementations is a little.
And therefore, in light of this, the Dream Marvel Startups has initiated the startup programs based on the local needs, for the local people. the company has targeted as many as 100 startups for FY 2020-21, where around 15 startups are purely designed for Daringbadi and further to say that the company will begin from Daringbadi itself. Mr. Kamal Kumar; The CEO and Founder of Dream-Marvel declared it when he came for a special visit to Daringbadi on 4th Jan 2020. Also, a local coordination committee is constituted to mobilise on the desired subject line. Company has also assigned Mr. Peter Digal as Brand Representative for Daringbadi Bloack of Kandhamal District.
The follow of meeting and short listing of applications are underway and by end of the Feb 2020, 15 strong desired candidates would step ahead for welcoming their long desired Dream.