PATACHARKUCHI, Nov 27 - Leading insurance firm IFFCO-Tokio has adopted some villages of Sarukshetri LAC for all-round development among the rural people. The project with an estimated cost of Rs 2.5 crore, is equipped with income generating schemes through formation of self-help groups (SHGs). The villages are Bamunkuchi, Ghoramara, Uttar Bhoira, Dakshin Bhoira and Bogemari with a population of 2,500.
The firm has already provided small rice mills, spice grinding machines and thresher machines, fishery tools and hatching machines to the villagers so that they can become self-reliant. Not only that, RO water filter has been installed with a capacity of 5000 litres in each village in order to provide pure drinking water to the villagers.
“We will complete the project within two years which will benefit the poor rural people. The villagers will be able to earn their livelihood through various equipment ,” Dr HC Gena, Chief Project Manager of IFFDC (Indian Farm Forestry development cooperative), the implanting agency claimed. It is learnt that two similar projects have been executed in Rajasthan and Odisha through which the rural people have been benefited.
President of the Bamunkuchi village development committee, Umesh kalita, too has expressed satisfaction with the new initiative of the insurance firm saying it will bring in development among the poor people of the villages.
Kumar Sahijwani, vice president of the CSR of IFFCO-Tokio, appealed to the people to take advantage of the schemes. “Our intention is to empower the rural people so that they can become self-reliant by way of earning money through these schemes,” he claimed.
Binod Saikia, Field Manager of IFFCO urged upon the villagers to work hard.
“The new move will give an impetus to the rural economy. The rural people hardly get any developmental schemes, so the new move will immensely benefit the people,” a group of villages told the ANN Service.