What We Are
The National Youth Service Action and Social Development Research Institute (NYSASDRI) is a non-profit, Non-Governmental organization based in Odisha, India. It aims at facilitating the establishment of a just and healthy society in which the poorest of the poor have the power to attain a better quality of life with equal access to, and control over resources. Since its inception in 1973, NYSASDRI has been committed to the implementation of social justice and the development of marginalized sections of society. It operates in the most remote and inaccessible areas of Central Odisha, where the area is tribally dominated and about 80% of the households living below the poverty line. Its development initiatives cover more than 5.2 million underprivileged persons, including women, children, small farmers, rural artisans, the elderly, the disabled, and the destitute.

NYSASDRI has developed an integrated strategy by combining direct service delivery with development support activities like research, advocacy and networking. With over 140 highly skilled human resources, NYSASDRI runs a number of programs. In remote areas with rural and tribal communities, it initiates sustainable socioeconomic development programmes, sets-up structures to ensure safe drinking water, provides sexual & reproductive health education as well as other non-formal education to girls, ensures basic health needs, organizes income generation through micro-credit, offers disaster management and mitigation, and restores eyesight of the elderly and children concerned through Kalinga Eye Hospital & Research Centre (KEHRC). NYSASDRI also provides elderly care, support to people with disabilities, assistance for people with HIV/AIDS, malaria-prevention, local agricultural development, village infrastructure development and human rights promotion.

Our Presence
Organizational Status
Indian Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860 on 2nd Sept 1982, Regd. No. DKL-390/80 of 1982-83
Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) in the year 1985, Regd. No. 104890005
Exempted under the section 12 A and 80 G and legally permitted under the Income Tax Exemption Act, 1961 for acceptance of donations.
Accredited to DPI of NGOs, UNO, New York on 20th July 2004.
Registered under CSR : Regd No : CSR0003109
ISO 9001:2015 Certified
NABH Entry level citified (National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Health care Providers)
ECHS Empanelment (Ex service man contributory health scheme)
NCVRT affiliated training centre
Accredited to DPI of NGOs, UNO, New York on 20th July 2004.
To facilitate a process of establishing a just society and enabling the underprivileged people to gain power and have choices to lead a better and qualitative life with control and access over reproductive resources.
To develop the latent capacity of the poorest children, youth, men and women to address the social inequalities and injustice, and lead a dignified life.
NYSASDRI's development initiatives are based on community participation. Our goal is to increase public participation in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of our programs. Our strategic approach consists of
Public Education & Awareness
Development Counseling
Public Health & Awareness
Skill Training
Promotion & Usage of Local Resources
Policy & Advocacy
Operational Area & Target Groups
NYSASDRI focuses on rendering quality services for the marginalized people of Odisha. This group includes scheduled tribes, scheduled castes, destitute women, children and families from below the poverty line, elderly persons, people with disabilities, small farmers, and persons who are unable to afford healthcare. NYSASDRI has expanded its horizon to 12 of Odisha's 30 districts, namely Angul, Bhadrak, Deogarh, Dhenkanal, Jagatsingpur, Jajpur, Keonjhar, Khurda, Malkangiri, Rayagada, and Puri.
Current Activities
Family Counselling Centre
Swadhar Greh (for women in distress)
Deemed Orphan
NYSASDRI Educational Complex
Construction of Dining cum Multipurpose shed;
NYSASDRI School of Journalism and Social work (NSJS)
Field work, dissertation & agency placement for MSW students:
Health Awareness through Meikrich Model
Economic rehabilitation of differently abled persons & their families
Restoration of degraded forests and livelihood improvement of forest dependent communities
Comprehensive Eye care services
Improvement of general living conditions of the rural population in Odisha through treatment concerning ophthalmologist problems (BMZ)
Disaster response actions
The Project for Universal Eye Health for Under Privileged Children in Odisha
Global Network for Disaster Risk Reduction: Views from the Frontline (VFL) -2019
Resource mobilisation Initiatives
The organization NYSASDRI is running in its own building at Santhasara, now. Near- about 10000sq feet pucca building is available in the campus premises. All the buildings are well equipped with electrification, water & sanitation facilities. Apart from this, infrastructure is also available at Kashipur field centre (which is the centre of the Gondia block) and Kalinga Eye Hospital Research centre, Dhenkanal (building, training centre, kitchen, toilet etc)
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