Maa Ramachandi Foundation (MRF) is a national level development organization that works
in most backward areas of all districts of Odisha on priority. Being registered under the Trust Act of
1888 in Bhubaneswar, it functions from Bhubaneswar with its extended branch offices in different
locations of Odisha. Since its inception it has primarily focused on community based development with
approaches of community participation, community based organization building and community
empowerment. Ten members belonging to different occupations constitute the governing body of the Trust
to look into the effective functioning of the Trust for which it was established.
The main objective of the Trust is to promote the socio-economic standard of the poor
and marginalized in the backward areas of all districts of Odisha through implementation of need based
development programmes with stress on communal harmony, protection of environment and ecology,
promotion of livelihood opportunities, sustainable income generating activities, empowerment of women,
health of the people, education of the children etc.
Over the years it has implemented significant programmes in the areas of health, cottage
industries, promotion of Self- help groups for micro credit and micro enterprise programmes, promotion
of organic fertilizer and sustainable agriculture etc.
The framers, women and children belonging to the weaker sections of the society have so
far received benefits through the organization. The organization is committed to the promotion of
sustainable agriculture among the farmers in all the districts and provides both farm and non-farm
income generating opportunities to the aspiring groups towards their economic and social development.
The organization has an office complex at Mantra Manor, Gothapatna, Bhubaneswar. It has
adequate infrastructure facilities for undertaking different activities of the organization. Besides
the office bearers, the organization has a team of full time staff and a team of volunteers at the
field level to assist in the execution of the work.