Project Unnati - Integrated Self-Help Initiative for Women's Empowerment- CSR Projects India

CSR Project By:  Indian Metals & Ferro Alloys Limited
Project Budget: INR 0.26 Cr



Project Unnati - Integrated Self-Help Initiative for Women's Empowerment  (2016-17)


Project Sector

  • Gender, Equality and Women Empowerment, Senior Citizens Care

Implementing Partners

Indian Metals Public Charitable Trust (IMPACT)
Bansidhar & Ila Panda Foundation (BIPF)

Project Description

Project Unnati supports 81 SHGs, and has mobilised 1,300 women for socioeconomic empowerment by building their capacity with skill and knowledge. The SHGs are well-represented by tribal women and they constitute 48% of total members.

Trained for enhanced earning capacity

IMFA trained their SHG members on enhanced cultivation techniques including Systemic Rice Intensification (SRI) and animal husbandry (goat-rearing and poultry).

Exposure Training

IMFA organised exposure training to learn sustainable agriculture practices. It included periodical and refresher training on vegetable and mushroom cultivation.

Financial Support

IMFA enhance financial empowerment of women through exposure to financial assistance. At present, 80 SHGs are linked to banks and receive financial help. Moreover, 908 of the 1,300 SHG members were engaged in income generating activities, adding extra income to their families.

Life-skill Training

Additionally, the Project Unnati provides life-skill training in nutrition, anaemia and immunisation, among others.

Celebrations to inculcate confidence

IMFA celebrated International Women’s Day to make the SHG members confident. In Nuasahi, 75 women and at Choudwar, 50 women participated in the programme.


Project Location

Project Location: Odisha, Keonjhar-Odisha, Rayagada-Odisha,

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