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Governing Body

The governing body is the apex policy making board of Gram-Utthan. It holds its meetings 4 times in a year with the motive to develop the organization with new innovative ideas and development strategies to achieve the result and target goal. The governing body consists of 11 members. The governing body is elected for a period of at least 3 years. The management is completely participatory and the level of decision-making is decentralized. Gram-Utthan is also convinced of good governance at the grassroots level for the integral development.

Mr. Pravakar Senapati, President
Plot No.167/8, Gajapati Nagar,
Mob- +91-9439540308
Email- [email protected]

A Faculty Member of XIMB, Bhubaneswar and also he manages an education institution where social workers are being trained. Apart from academic he is practically engaged in socio-economic development of the vulnerable community

Mrs. Subhashri Das, Vice- President
MIG-95, Kanan Vihar, Phase-II,
Bhubaneswar, Pin- 751031
Mob- +91-9437076225
Email- [email protected]

Mrs. Das is the Director of ISD, an NGO based in Odisha.  She is a front line women activist working to empower the women at all levels to have the rights and entitlements creating a space for their socio-economic, political & cultural status. She leads a state level campaign for policy advocacy addressing the key issues of women in terms of marriage, property rights, domestic violence, legal aid etc.

Mr. Govind Chandra Dash, Secretary
At/Po- Pimpuri, Via-Rajkanika, Dist-Kendrapara,
Orissa, Pin: - 754220
Mob- +91-9437076225
Email- [email protected]

Mr. Dash is the founder and member secretary of Gram-Utthan. He earned a master degree in social work. He is also a senior ex-employ of Gram-Vikas for over 3 decades he has worked as a development practitioner specializing in poverty, microfinance, livelihood programs and social security for rural communities in Odisha. Mr. Dash leads the programs, overall leadership and administration functions at GU and is also in charge of strategic oversight, fund raising and internal capacity building of the GU team.

Mr. Gobinda Chandra Nayak, Asst. Secretary
At/Po- Kora,
Odisha, Pin- 754211
Mob- +91-9437168040
Email- [email protected]

Mr. Gobind Chandra Nayak steers all field programmes and programme teams of GU.  He is a high court lawyer, Odisha. Mr. Nayak is the main anchor for GU’s legal matters. He brings over a solid experience of developing programmes and leading field teams. Apart from the above he is a disaster management expert.

Mr. Baikuntha Nath Pradhan, Treasurer
At- Chalunia, PS- Rajakanika,
Dist- Kendrapada, Odisha,
Pin- 754220
Mob- +91-9938646582,
Email- [email protected]

Mr. Pradhan is an eminent social activist engaged in socio-economic development of rural poor and forming and managing community based organisation.


Mr. Subrat Ranjan Mohanty, Member
Plot No: - 1818/6251, Mahadev Nagar,
Jharapada, Bhubaneswar, Pin: - 751006
Mob- +91-9437070266
Email- [email protected]

Mr. Mohanty started his social service with UNICEF, Rajasthan Govt. Then he joined in Girijan Cooperative Corporation, Andhra Pradesh and also worked, in Action aid India as Program Officer. Then he worked as CEO ORUPA. With years of experience he started Manab Vikash (NGO) as a founder and Member Secretary with a focus on livelihood promotion based on locally available natural resources.

Mr. Nagendra Kumar Acharya, Member
SL.No. 40, Shiva Nagar, Tankapani Road,
Bhubaneswar, Odisha, Pin- 751018,
Mob- +91-9437031272
Email- [email protected]

Mr. Acharya is a micro-Finance, Livelihoods and Social Development expert with 3 decades of implementation, management and consulting experience in Capacity building of Not for Profits CBOs & NGO-MFIs in India. He started his work as a faculty member SEARCH, Bangalore. Years together he worked as program officer of OVHA, Bhubaneswar, Director-cum-CEO AVHAS, program manager Care, national consultant to SIDBI, capacity development specialist of GC of OFSDC, JICA, consultant capacity building OLM.

Mr. Gopal Krishna Padhy, Member
At- Niladri Vihar, S2-132, MIG II
Po- Sailashree Vihar,          
Bhubaneswar, Pin-751021
Mob- +91-9437167878
Email- [email protected]

Mr. Padhy has a great experience on livelihood promotion and animal healing in rural pockets. He worked for 10 years with farmers organization AMUL, Anand, Gujarat and 22 years as General Manager OMFED, Odisha. During his tenure he could able to develop OMFED & the dairy farmers to a great extent and increase milk production in the state accordingly.


Mrs. Nayana Mohanty, Member
Plot no.- 584/F, CDA, Sector-6,
Abhinaba Bidanashi, Cuttack- 753014        
Mob- +91-9937192753
Email- [email protected]

Mrs. Nayana Mohanty is a Social Activist and expert in women empowerment. She was years of experience on cooperative movem Management, and also managing the Swayanshree Mahila Cooperative Socity as the Chief Executive Officer. She has also a good experience on micro finance activity and Shelf Help group. 

Mr. Nihar Ranjan Das Patnaik, Member
Residency, Behera Sahi, Nayapalli
Bhubaneswar- 751012   
Mob- +91-9437073083
Email- [email protected]

Mr. Das Patnaik is Social scientist. He has contributed to thi sector more than 3 decades initially he worked in VRO for 10 year. Then he worked as Research Associate for 8 years. He was also leading CSR activities under POSCO 5 years and now working as CSR head in Essel Mining & Industries Ltd.

Mrs. Angurubala Mohanty, Member
Plot No.- S3/447, Niladri Vihar,
C S Pur, Bhhbaneswar- 751021
Mob- 9438396903
Email- [email protected]

Mrs. Angurubala Mohanty is social activist. She has years experience on community mobilisation and Shelf Help Group Promotion.