To escape the red shadow of Maoist ultras in Orissa, women of Maoist affected districts have joined self-help groups to become independent and improve their living conditions. Many of these women are engaged in farming and other activities and with their tireless efforts, they are trying to bring about soci0-economic changes.
An atmosphere of fear and distress prevails in the state’s rebel-hit villages. Tribals, threatened by Maoists, have been forced to leave behind their homes and their sustainable source of livelihood. Moreover, the development work in these areas gets stalled, leading to further impoverishment.