Samudram Women’s Federation

Samudram is a federation of 160 women's self-help groups across 50 villages in Ganjam and the nearby districts of Orissa, India. The Federation works at the intersection of biodiversity conservation and poverty reduction, empowering its more than 1,500 economically-marginalized members with income generation activities, while conserving Olive Ridley Turtle nesting sites.


Key Facts 

Equator Prize Winner: 2010

Founded: 1995

Location: Orissa, India

Beneficiaries: Over 6,000 fisherwomen and their families

Biodiversity: Olive Ridley Turtle, marine conservation


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 Equator Prize 2010

Asia And The Pacific

 Biodiversity Conservation

 Marine and Coastal Resource Management


Contact Information

Mr. Mangaraj Panda
State Bank Road
Orissa, India 761 026
Tel: 91 6811 254314


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