About Us

The CHETANA is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization located in Dhenkanal district of Odisha, India. The organisation strives to address the key problems, priority needs of poor and weaker sections being more concerned about senior citizens, women, youths, children, wage labourers, small and marginal farmers, schedule castes, schedule tribes and other disadvantaged groups. Since its inception The CHETANA has been committed to the implementation of social justice and the development of marginalized sections of society. It operates in the most remote and inaccessible areas of Central Odisha, where the land is tribally dominated and more than 80% of the population reside below the poverty line. Its development initiatives cover more than 5.2 million underprivileged persons, including women, children, small farmers, rural artisans, the elderly, the disabled, and the destitute. The CHETANA has developed an integrated strategy by combining direct service delivery with development support activities, such as research, advocacy and networking. With over 40 highly skilled professional personnel, The CHETANA runs a number of programs. The CHETANA provides elderly care, support to people with disabilities, child care, assistance for people with HIV/AIDS, malaria prevention, local agricultural development, village infrastructure development and human rights promotion. The major focus in all intervention is a participatory approach so that the people/ community can own and manage the outcome of our interventions.