Since its inception, THREAD along with its partner Orissa Nari Samaj (ONS) has been working for socio-economic development of the excluded groups (SC & ST) with special focus on indigenous women. It has worked on life and livelihood issues of these groups. THREAD has always sought to generate awareness through ONS on various social issues among the excluded groups so that they can join the mainstream society. Ensuring food security, promoting eco-farming, etc. for sustainable livelihood, conservation of traditional seeds, herbal medicine and building peoples’ institution in the villages and network of peoples institution etc are some of the important activities that attracted media attention.