Angul Pusti Adhikar Abhiyan (APAA) Orissa

About Us

Angul Pusti Adhikar Abhiyan (APAA) is a people-led movement or jan andolan in the Angul district of Orissa to ensure no child or woman remains under-nourished. It is also creating several platforms where issues related to nutrition can be discussed.


Our Mission

2,000 people from different parts of the district including the Sarpanch, Anganwadi Workers and various other influencers at the village level have come together under the banner of Angul Pusti Adhikar Abhiyan (APAA) to make sure Angul becomes free from malnutrition. 


Why Angul ?

  • We propose Angul since the district performs better than the State average in several nutrition indicators, yet prevalence of under-nutrition remains a concern, especially in indicators like maternal anaemia and under-weight and wasting for children under 5.
  • Angul is one of the 12 districts in Odisha that has a localized population of PVTG groups like Juangs and Paudi Bhuyan.
  • Nutrition by development partners is inadequate in the district.