Vasundhara is a research and policy advocacy group based in the state of Orissa that works on environment, conservation, and sustainable livelihood issues. Their mission is to promote sustainable development in a way that is compatible with the empowerment of the rural poor, social justice, and economic equity. Vasundhara has maintained its original focus on community forestry, while also developing a broader set of workstreams that center around the sustainable livelihood of marginalized communities. Vasundhara has played an important role in documenting the success of community forestry initiatives and in helping the state government implement the Orissa Tribal Empowerment and Livelihoods Programme.

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