Endangered tribal village in Tripura adopted by ONGC

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Guwahati, January 11: The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has played a laudable role in the development of several underdevelopment regions of the country, with its latest initiative being the adoption of the Korbongpara village in Western Tripura District.

Situated in the hills of Western Tripura District, Korbongpara village has been adopted by ONGC as a part of the company’s policy of community outreach through its CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility), which aims at reviving this little hamlet inhabited by only 31 families as a Model Village in creating a self-sustainable livelihood while reviving this almost extinct tribe of Korbong. Besides providing for primary amenities in the village such as healthcare, drinking water, educational support, ONGC has also extended financial support for the development of sanitation, irrigation, internal-road connectivity, and so on.

It has been reported that the project was inaugurated by the Chairman of Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC, Khumulung), Dr Ranjit Debbarma, who has acknowledged the role of ONGC in improving the quality of life in the state.

The project is further expected to generate income opportunities for the villagers through pisciculture, duck and goat rearing, piggery farm and cross-bred cattle schemes.

ONGC, in this vein, remains one of the major companies spending on CSR projects in the country and had spent Rs 526 crore on its various CSR projects in 2016-17.