District Rural Development Agency


The District Rural Development Agency came into existence by replacing erstwhile Small Farmers Development Agency w.e.f. 02.01.1980 and is Registered under the Societies Registration Act,1860 (No.XXI of 1860) bearing the Registration No. 18860/13 of 1981-82

Address/Location : At- Mahisapat
P.O/Dist. Dhenkanal
Ph: 06762-224506
Fax: 06762-226085
E.mail: ori-ddhenkanal[at]gramsat[dot]nic.in
The DRDA is the principal organ at the district level to manage and oversee the implementation of different anti-poverty programmes of the Ministry of Rural Development. It is a supporting and facilitating organization which plays a very effective role as a catalyst in development process. Other objectives of DRDA are:

    1. To work as facilitator and supporting organization to the Zilla Parishads, providing necessary education and technical support in respect of different poverty reduction efforts.
    2. To interact effectively with various other agencies and co-ordinate with the line Departments, PRIs, Banks and  their Financial institutions as well as Technical institutions with a view to gather support and resources required for poverty reduction effort in the District.
    3. To co-ordinate effectively with PRIs with a view to upgrade their understanding about handling of various   programmes facilitating the PRIs to discharge their duties as a vibrant tool of socio-economic transformation of   village community.
    4. To keep the Zilla Parishads, State and Centre duly informed of the implementation of the programmes through  periodic reports.
    5. To oversee and ensure that the benefits specially earmarked for certain target groups (SC/ST, women and  disabled) reach out to them quite timely.
    6. To take necessary steps to improve awareness regarding Rural Development and poverty alleviation particularly among rural people by sensitizing different functionaries in the District about different aspects of poverty alleviation programmes.
    7. Taking steps for convergence of all activities undertaken by different line Departments tailored for benefits of the  village community.
    8. To undertake steps necessary and expedient for the smooth implementation of the various anti-poverty  programmes and for devising ways for ensuring the benefits optimally reaching out to the ultimate beneficiaries.
    9. Actual execution of programmes is done by the blocks & Line Departments and the DRDA’s role is to facilitate  the  implementation of the programmes, to supervise/oversee and monitor the progress, to receive and allocate the fund to different executing agencies, to submit the progress reports to Government.

DRDA is to develop the capacity to build synergies among different agencies involved, for the most effective  results.The Governing Body District Rural Development Agency, Dhenkanal has been functioning under the Chairmanship of President, Zilla Parishad, Dhenkanal and other members.

The Governing Body is providing policy directions & advisory notes, approving Annual action Plans, reviewing from time to time physical & financial progress under different Schemes implementedthrough DRDA.The Collector-cum-Chief Executive Officer provides effective leadership & guidance to PD, DRDA & other team members for successful planning, execution & monitoringof different schemes & programmes. PD, DRDA shoulders the responsibility of proper & timely planning & ensures achievement of desired goals under the Schemes.

Different sections and the Officer-in Charge:
Section In-charge
Administration Addl PD ( Admn)
Finance Addl PD (Finance)
Technical Addl PD (Technical)
Monitoring & Evaluation APD ( MIS)
Wage Employment
MGNREGS Coordinator
Ruarl Housing  APD (Rural Housing)
OLM DPM-OLM APD (Livelihood)
Capacity Building APD ( Skill development)


Sl. No. Post Name Contact
1 Project Director(I/C) Sri Dhirendra Kumar Sahu  06762-224506


2 Addl. P.D.(Admn)  Sri Dhirendra Kumar Sahu 06762-224506
3 Asst.PD (Finance) Sri Dhirendra Kumar Sahu
4  Addl PD (Technical) Sri Ajaya Kumar Jena
5 Asst P.D.(MIS) Sri Haramohan Biswal 06762-221041
6 sst.PD (Finance)I/C Smt. Mousumi Mahunta
7  OLM Section DPM (OLM) Smt Premasi Nayak
8 Programme Officer  Sri B.Mohan Rao
9 MGNREGS Coordinator Miss Madhusmita Biswal
10 Asst. PD (Rural Housing) Asst. PD (Rural Housing) 06762-225761
11  Asst. P.D. (Livelihood) Miss Mousumi Mahunta
12 Asst. P.D.(Skill Development) Miss Samapika Satapathy
16 DPM, e-Governnce Sri Ashok Sekhara Samal
17 Computer Programmer Pradeep Ku Sethy
 18  Head Clerk Sri Tusarkanti Mahakhuda
19 Sr. Steno Smt. Pravati Mishra
20  P.A to ZP President Shri Ananta Behera  06762-227494

Programmes & Schemes implemented through DRDA:

  1. Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme( MGNREGS)
  2. Pradhamantri Awas Yojana ( PMAY-G)
  3. Biju Pucca Ghar Yojana ( BPGY)
  4. Biju Pucca Ghar Yojana ( BPGY- Mining)
  5. Nirman Sharmik Pucca Ghar Yojana ( NSPGY)
  6. DAY-National Rural Livelihood Mission(NRLM)
  7. DDU-GKY
  8. Gopabandhu Grameen Jojana ( GGY)
  9. 14th Central Finance Commission Award
  10. 4th State Finance commission Award
  11. Ama Gaon Ama Bikash
Name of the BDOs & Contact Numbers:
Name of the Block Contact Number e-Mail
BDO Sadar 06762-224485 ori-bdhenkanal[at]nic[dot]in
BDO, Gondia 06762-231124 ori-gandia[at]nic[dot]in
BDO, Odapada 06732-256035 ori-odapada[at]nic[dot]in
BDO Hindol 06732-251242 ori-hindol[at]nic[dot]in
BDO Bhuban 06769-272024 ori-bhuban[at]nic[dot]in
BDO Kamakhyanagar 06769-270446 ori-kamakhyanagar[at]nic[dot]in
BDO Kankadahad 06768-264022 ori-kankadahad[at]nic[dot]in
BDO Parjang 06768-261021 ori-parajang[at]nic[dot]in

Click below to know about

MGNREGS Scheme (pdf)(248KB)

MGNREGS Progress Report (pdf)(126KB)

PMAY-G Scheme (pdf)(202KB)

PMAY-G Progress Report (pdf)(279KB)