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NGO project identifies problems of tribals

By Staff reporter

GUWAHATI, June 28 � It is a project that is quite different because it was launched with the objective of identifying problems in poverty stricken villages through the needs of the children.

An ongoing development area project of the Society for Social Transformation and Environment Protection, a non government organisation on the outskirts of the capital city has ushered a perceptible change in the attitude of the villagers who otherwise preferred to ignore their problems and go on struggling to meet the basic necessities of life.

The project covering Nalapara, Sagalpara, Lokhra, Kakotipara and Gorchuk through 150 children has identified several long standing problems in these villages dominated by the tribal people.

What the non government organisation discovered during the survey of the area is that most of these indigenous people were totally ignorant about the benefits of possessing a ration card.

�This is not like other projects. Through the children whom we have selected for the project, we are concentrating on identifying the problems of their villages and bring awareness in the villagers,� explained Baijayanti Kalita, a member of the Society for Social Transformation and Environment Protection.

The simple folks of the Kakotipara village till the intervention of the project had not realised the advantages of having a ration card.

Now 52 individuals in the village have decided to apply for ration card.

�We have just passed the relevant information and pointed to the villagers the road that will lead to progress,� said Baijayanti adding that the course of action has to be decided by the villagers themselves and they were coming forward to handle their own issues.

Another major problem of the villagers covered by the project is that many do not have patta. The other problems in the area include dilapidated road condition and lack of access to safe drinking water.

A few quarries in the area have been posing various environmental and health hazards and the people are now becoming aware about these hazards.

From July 1, under the same project, children of these villages reading in class II to VI will be provided free coaching in Maths, English and Science.

The duration of the coaching will be of one month.

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NGO project identifies problems of tribals

GUWAHATI, June 28 � It is a project that is quite different because it was launched with the objective of identifying problems in poverty stricken villages through the needs of the children.

An ongoing development area project of the Society for Social Transformation and Environment Protection, a non government organisation on the outskirts of the capital city has ushered a perceptible change in the attitude of the villagers who otherwise preferred to ignore their problems and go on struggling to meet the basic necessities of life.

The project covering Nalapara, Sagalpara, Lokhra, Kakotipara and Gorchuk through 150 children has identified several long standing problems in these villages dominated by the tribal people.

What the non government organisation discovered during the survey of the area is that most of these indigenous people were totally ignorant about the benefits of possessing a ration card.

�This is not like other projects. Through the children whom we have selected for the project, we are concentrating on identifying the problems of their villages and bring awareness in the villagers,� explained Baijayanti Kalita, a member of the Society for Social Transformation and Environment Protection.

The simple folks of the Kakotipara village till the intervention of the project had not realised the advantages of having a ration card.

Now 52 individuals in the village have decided to apply for ration card.

�We have just passed the relevant information and pointed to the villagers the road that will lead to progress,� said Baijayanti adding that the course of action has to be decided by the villagers themselves and they were coming forward to handle their own issues.

Another major problem of the villagers covered by the project is that many do not have patta. The other problems in the area include dilapidated road condition and lack of access to safe drinking water.

A few quarries in the area have been posing various environmental and health hazards and the people are now becoming aware about these hazards.

From July 1, under the same project, children of these villages reading in class II to VI will be provided free coaching in Maths, English and Science.

The duration of the coaching will be of one month.

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