Soumyashree Omprakash Sahoo

Soumyashree Omprakash Sahoo

Placed at:   Koraput, Odisha

Education: B.Sc. (Botany), Nayagarh Autonomous College Odisha and MBA(Marketing), Bhubaneswar Institute Of Management and Information Technology Odisha

Prior work experience:

  • Soumyashree Omprakash Sahoo has worked with Ripplesoft Private Ltd., an IT company in Bhubaneswar. He was also part of a one year rural development fellowship programme ‘SBI Youth For India’ during which he worked with a group of small and marginalized vegetable growers and formed a farmer’s club and producer organization, which helped them enhance productivity as well as income with backward and forward linkages.

One key work during fellowship
Issue:

  • Incomplete houses under Rural housing scheme(IAY & BPGY) due to non-cooperation of field staff and unavailability of mason on time.

What was done:

  • Convergence with SC & ST Development department to train interested tribal youth in mason training from all blocks of district with an aim to create additional work force for timely completion of rural houses and IHHL under SBA
    Permanent IAY prototype was constructed in block premises for awareness generation
    Organized awareness & grievance redressal mela at GP/Block levels for timely disbursement of installments and to address corruption

Impact:

  • 282 masons trained; now actively engaged in housing works as well as in IHHL construction
    Till March 2015, 14,808 houses completed and the district topped in state.