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Awareness of Use Alternative Energy Sources

The pervasive lack of access to reliable and affordable sourses of modern energy continues to blight socio-economic progress in Odisha. Some peoples have without electricity and high loaded consumer use, a constraint that compromises productivity and income generation of public in general, as well as healthcare delivery, learning, personal safety and many other aspect of daily life. Alternative energy encompasses all those things that do not consume fossil fuel. They are widely available and environment friendly. They cause little or almost no pollution. There have been several alternative energy projects running in various countries to reduce our dependence on traditional fossil fuels. Alternative energy sources that you can take into consideration like solar energy, Wind energy, Biomass energy, geothermal energy, Ocean energy and Hydrogen energy etc.

Solar Energy

About 70% of the sunlight gets reflected back into the space and we have only 30% of sunlight to meet up our energy demands. While solar energy is used for producing & used for House hold use-cooking, agricultural sector, drying clothes, solar energy can be extracted either by Solar Thermal or using Photovoltaic (PV) Cells. Solar panels, which are required to harness this energy can be used for long time and require little or no maintenance.

Wind Energy

A single windmill can power the crop irrigation, and the family energy needs, water pumping and electric lights. However, in the present time there are several windmills that are used to generate required energy mostly for industrial uses. Many of the wind turbines can capture much power all at once before feeding it to the power grid.
In this above causes, we have organized a special meeting and awareness programme with reputed solar system firm at Ramagiri, Dharakote and Berhampur on 4th- 6th October, 2015. We mobilize people to use alternative energy for less burden of hydroelectric power generation in Odisha.

Right to information, Consumer Rights & Human Rights Counseling & Capacity Building & Organized Awareness Camp-

Engaged Citizen Rights/ Capacity Building towards Fight against Corruption in Public Service Delivery and Social Accountability / Good Governance (Encouraging Community Skill Sharing & Civic Power)

Aware as you are, Right to Information Act, Consumer Rights & Human Right. The RTI Act which came into force partially from 15th June 2005 and fully from 12th October 2015 has completed ten years of its implementation in the country including Odisha. Within this short span of 10 years, the law has not only brought some transparency and accountability in the administration but generated debate and discourse for people’s centred democracy. The law has proved a potential weapon in the hands of the common citizens to fight out corruption in the system and also for asserting their rights and entitlements. Besides, the citizens have also used the law to monitor the implementation of Govt. plans and programmes and for tracking the status of their grievances. But, the strident march of RTI Act has also demanded a heavy price - a good number of RTI Activists thanks to their zealous endeavour to expose corruption have fallen prey to the criminal nexus of bureaucracy and vested interests that sought to checkmate the ushering in of a transparent and accountable system of governance by all possible manners of heinous ploys. However, on balance, RTI has kindled the hope for deprived sections of society in a big way.
Citizens and civil society led campaign against corruption in public life in Odisha The main purpose of the initiative is to offer a help to citizens willing to fight against corruption/ exploitation and support enactment of strong anti-corruption laws by the Government.
*To reduce the burden of corruption faced by ordinary citizens in their day-to-day transactions with various government departments. The sole intention of addressing the issues of corruption at the lower end of the system is to give some relief to the common man who does not seem to have any helping hand in corruption cases.
The concerned citizens and activists involved the in the RTI Campaign are going to celebrate 10th anniversary of implementation of RTI Act in various forms, such as by organising workshop, seminar, meeting and rally etc. in different states. In this context, Ganjam jilla soochan Adhikar Mancha ( a platform of RTI Activists, RTI Users, like-minded intellectuals and academicians working for effective implementation of Right to Information Act,2005 in the State of Odisha) has decided to hold a two-day State Convention on RTI at Baikuntha Nagar, Berhampur on 12th and 13th October ,2015. Eminent RTI Activists of national stature and former Central Information Commissioners will address the Convention. Various issues relating to RTI will be debated and discussed in the Convention.
We also address corruption by spreading right to information law, conducting social audits and advocating for strong anti-corruption laws. Through
  • Non political
  • Non violence
  • Transparent and accountable
  • Equal opportunity to all
What does?
  • Use of right to information to fight corruption
  • Conduct training on various anti-corruption laws and tools
  • Conduct social audit of public programmes
  • Organize public rally, protest against corruption
  • Support India Against Corruption for strong anti-corruption laws
PROGREESS was organized a training programme on right to information and consumer rights act targeting of ordinary citizens. More than 74 ordinary citizens participated in the day long practical training programme.
  • Regular meeting and follow up
Meets in every month to plan, review and evaluate its activities and prepare future course of action. Also meets in every month to discuss local issues and issues at the national level.

Future Steps

  • Creating volunteers at ward level further at block level
  • Training of volunteers to fight corruption
  • Engaging citizens in fight against corruption
  • Raising local issues and advocate to improve them
  • Documenting and sharing best practices

“PROGREESS” has organized Right to Information and Consumer Rights Camp at Baikuntha Nagar, Berhampur on 04th December, 2010. Kedarnath Sahu (Master Trainer) and S.R. Patnaik (State Resource Person of RTI Act) to solve out more than 40 cases from all corner of South Orissa. The organization has initiated for continue organized RTI & Consumer Rights Camp in different places of Orissa. How to pose cross questions / making them aware and empower them to ask any cross questions and to know about consumer rights in the field of Adulteration , packaged communities, Real Estate, Education, Health, Postal, Banking, Insurance, Railway, Automobiles, Public distribution systems, False and misleading advertisement etc. More than 200 people were participated in the said programme.
The organization has taken a decision to conduct continuous organizing camps, counseling, organizational meetings, publicity etc. towards let us discharge your responsibility, Asset your right and to aware consumer protection is empowered

The organization has been done a public meeting and counseling on RTI (Right to Information) programme at Dharakote and Kukudakhandi Block of Ganjam district. K. Tuna Dora (Dharakote) and Rajendra DalBehera (Kukudakhandi) was organized the RTI meeting on their place & venue, more than 200 person were attending on the RTI programme. Our organization organized for counseling to the destitute/needy person and awareness about RTI filling the application and how to raise the question on the PIO and 1st appellant.
Trainers of our organization were deliver their public speech towards audiences. Numbers of endusers known about RTI and it’s filed in different office as per their requirement by our Informative Service beneficiaries have been more appreciated of our service, which will effective towards transparency in different office / public organizations also.

The organization had observed the world Human Rights day on 10th December, 2007. In this day, we organized a meeting programme regarding Human Rights at Satyabhama Kalyan Mandap, Hillpatna, Berhampur. Morethan 100 intellectuals / delegates were participated in the meeting programme. Dr. (Prof) Prahallad Panda, Retd. Professor of Economics of Berhampur University was preside over the Human Rights meeting programme.


The organization has organized two day Right to Information (RTI) training programme organized “to access the capacity building” and propagate through street corner meeting / camp at different places in the Ganjam district. Many master trainer have participated along with organized a RTI camp in front of Tahasildar , Chief District Medical Officer, Brahmapur from 3rd -4th September, 2008. The residential RTI programme was performed at Satyabhama Kalyan Mandap, Brahmapur. There are more than hundreds of delegates were participated.
The UNDP accord Master trainer Mr. Saroj Ranjan Patnaik (State Resource Person of RTI Act) was trainee to the participants.
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