SIVASAGAR, Dec 19 - An NGO named Drishtee Foundation, which is a social organisation, recently launched an innovative mobile app that acts as an exchange-enabling platform called MIRI (Ministry of Rural India) market barter at Disial village near Gaurisagar. A meeting for the purpose was organised by Ajeevika Swavalamban Samiti supported by Drishtee Foundation and was held at the premises of Milonjyoti Sangha auditorium. Paragdhar Konwer, Manager of Drishtee, North East Regional Headquarter, Rajesh Kachroo, Area Management Department Head of Drishtee, Varanasi, Kunwar Bahadur Singh, Lead MIRI market, Drishtee, Varanasi, Biraj Tamuli Phukan, Cluster Management, Drishtee Sivasagar, Jayanta Chetia, Vidushi, Uma Kanta Saikia, president of Ajeevika Swavlamban Samiti, Tutu Kalita, secretary of Gaurisagar Bibasayee Santha and head SBI Drishtee CSP Gaurisagar Centre were present as guests.
MIRI market App is based on the time tested and centuries old barter system enabled by technology. It is a simple to use mobile application that helps a registered user to access a market where goods and services can be exchanged without any cash transaction. Inaugurating the Disial cluster (Vatika) comprising three villages, namely Disial, Khoradhora and Namdangia Bangali village, Paragdhar Konwer stressed on the activities of Drishtee Foundation and said that since 2003, Drishtee has been playing a vital role in promotion of livelihood options in rural North East by offering support to the needy people as well as women community under the leadership of Satyen Mishra.
He added that in the days ahead, Drishtee has launched a massive plan through this barter system for enhancing livelihood opportunities of three lakh people in the NE region within three years.
In the function, an exchange was transacted between the farmers - Samvardhak (bio fertilizer) with vegetables, kruoiler chicks with egg and rice, vermicompost with vegetable and rice. The programme was anchored by Ratul Dutta, secretary of Ajeevika Swalamban Samiti.