About Us

DSS - Towards Sustainable Livelihood

About DSS

Our Vision is promoting equitable, just, resilient and sustainable human-environment system


DSS visualizes, self-sufficient and self managed villages in Orissa
where each and every individual across the communities, live in
peace and harmony without fear of discrimination or denied justice.
Every individual to maintain a prosperous life with self-dignity and
concern for community and environment at large.

DSS Legal Status

DSS is a not for profit organization registered under the following Act

Society Registration Act, XXI of 1860

Our Certificate Here

Foreign Contribution Regulation Act,1976

Our Certificate Here

12 AA of the Income Tax Act 1961

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80 G (5)(vi)of Income Tax Act 1961

Our Certificate Here

Our Approach


Our Mission is to help the poor and marginalized sections of the
society in building their confidence and capacity for managing their socio-economic and political development process.
DSS aims at working with geographically vulnerable communities as well as socially vulnerable groups
like Women, Scheduled castes, Artisans, Landless laborers, Marginal farmers etc, with their participation and ownership of the process.

Our Team

DSS has a core team of professionals having extensive sectoral experience in sustainable agriculture, millets based farming system, rural livelihood, land and forest tenure, community empowerment and issues related to food security. The organization also hires the services of consultants/subject specialists as and when required

Our Executive Committee

DSS is governed by its Executive Committee that provides visionary leadership & frames policy for the organization. The members who are nominated by the general body have rich experience on rural development, sustainable agriculture, strengthening livelihood, cooperatives, human-environmental system, natural resource governance & conservation of bio-diversity

Our Partners

Current Funding Partners

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