In Orissa Non Profit Organisations/ Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs/ NPOs/ VOs) are part of social development and welfare of the state people. NGOs in Orissa has been actively working for genuine social development programmes and welfare activities of urban and rural communities. The Orissa NGOs are participating in Social development and Charitable issues organised by Government and welfare groups.
It is a well known fact that Orissa NGOS are performing helpful programmes for social welfare matters, charitable Purposes and support. They are always ready to come ahead to work for the upliftment and betterment of the children, women Development, Education, Social awareness and other objectives.
Non Governmental Organisations in Orissa are functioning for Child Education, Child Welfare, Child Rights, Women Development, Women Empowerment, Old age Homes for Old Age persons, Physically and mentally handicap persons, and Upliftment of slum Children and Women. NGOs are well organising Education, Health, Social Justice, Disaster Management, Natural Resource Management, Agriculture Development, Social Awareness, Betterment of Backward and Deprived Communities, Poverty and Distress Relief programmes.
NGO has been implementingin Orissa the programmes related to Employment, female feticides, Rain Water Harvesting, Animal Welfare, Science and Technology, Sports, Development of Art, Craft and Culture, Heritage Protection, Conservation of Historical Places.
The issues like conservation and Protection of environment, Human Rights, Social Equality, Drinking Water issues, Legal Awareness and Aid, Nutrition, Right to Information, Rural and Urban Development, forming and supporting Self Help Groups, Research and Development are main part of the major active NGOs in Orissa.