Background information of proposed organization

People’s Organization for Orphan and Rural Service (POORS) is a non-profit community based organization was registered as a formal organization on 13 March 1996 -97 under Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860 bearing its registration No: PBN-2167 / 358 with an ultimate goal of self-reliance of the most disadvantaged communities. POORS was founded in 1995 by Mr. Antaryami Digal with a group of passionate and dedicated creative problem-solvers who seek to transform the lives of those in poverty with a vision for bringing holistic, sustainable solutions to poverty in the remote tribal districts including urban slums.

At present, POORS is active in 4 districts i.e. Kandhamal, Kalahandi, Bolagiri, and Khordha of Odisha state. Its long and arduous journey of over 25 years, POORS has laid down several milestones and supplementing efforts of the government for the upliftment of rural poor excluded and marginalized communities. Each passing year has witnessed some new initiatives and innovations.


POORS works towards empowerment of the disadvantaged groups coupled with livelihood development, promotion of viable microenterprise, Natural Resource Management, Forest and Biodiversity conservation, agriculture and allied activities, addressing issues related to Water, Sanitation, Health, Education, Migration, trafficking including child labour, child rights and child protection. POORS aspires to improve the living conditions of the poor and marginalized by adopting strategies through community initiative, participation and sensitization.

Legal Status of the Organization

Name of the Organization

Peoples Organization for Orphan and Rural Service (POORS)

Type of organization

Non-profit humanitarian organization

Legal Status Registration details

Registered on 13.03. 1996 -97 under Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860 bearing its registration No: PBN2167 / 358.

FCRA Registration details

Registered under FCR Act 1976 on 10.01.2007 & renewed on 15.08.2016 bearing its registration No: 105030045.
Also, registered Income Tax No: Tech. 12AA-54/2004-2005 & renewed on
dated: 15th October 2021, and having 80G Registration & Registered under Income Tax 1961 including CSR registration.

Income Tax

Registered and obtained income tax




Operational Area


People's Organization for Orphan's and Rural Service (POORS)

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