Maa Ganga Devi Santhi Maitri Yuvak SanghaÂ
Over the years Rushikulya has emerged as one of the largest sea turtle nesting beaches in India. However, this area is subjected to severe natural as well as human related disturbances. A multitude of problems ranging from artificial illumination to extensive beach erosion exist in this area. The olive ridley and the beach to which they come for en-masse nesting need more protection and involvement of more agencies not only strengthen the area from conservation point of view but can also make a stage before the Union Government of India for declaring this area as Community Reserve. With this concept and with a vision to serve community development, theÂ Maa Ganga Devi Santhi Maitri Juvak SanghaÂ started functioning in the Purunabandha in 2001. The MDSMJS has a total membership of 25 and the youth from this NGO mostly involves with theÂ Operation Kachhapaâ€™sÂ conservation programme as well as work in close association with the Orissa Forest Department. The other social work of this organization includes Nehuru Yuva Kendraâ€™s campaign for clean and green village.
Total members : ~25
Jurisdiction : Ganjam District, Orissa
Budhhimantha Rao, President
Postal address : Purunabandha, PO â€“ Palibandha,Via/Dist â€“ Ganjam â€“ 761 021 (Orissa)