About Us

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
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Foreign Contribution Regulation Act,1976
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12 AA of the Income Tax Act 1961
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80 G (5)(vi)of Income Tax Act 1961
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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