VARRAT operational area spans across 2 districts in Odisha i.e. Kendrapara and Keonjhar. VARRAT has operation in all the blocks of the district Kendrapara where as the integrated project approach is existent in 50 villages of 8 Panchayats in Mahakalpara Block. Through Targeted Intervention and other Government supported program VARRAT is visible in Kendrapara and Pattamundai Blocks also. In Keonjhar VARRAT covers 70 villages of 15 Gram Panchayats in Patna Block, 30 villages of 4 Gram Panchayats in Keonjhar Sadar Block and 30 villages of 4 Gram Panchayats in Ghatagaon Block by covering around the farming communities (Small and Marginal) of the villages. We even have partnered with other two NGO’s named Vikash Niketana and TRDSSO in Keonjhar for better out reach.
The operational area Mahakalpara is a Disaster Prone (Flood, Tidal Surge and Cyclone) area and livelihood of its people are always at stake. As well the livelihood of the habitants of Keonjhar is in threat due to Drought and drought like situation all along. Under such condition – there is less availability of cultivable land in Kendrapara area and Low productivity of land in Keonjhar district is common.