Companies tie up to provide support for livelihood development in rural Arunachal
In a joint initiative, Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE) and Oil India Limited headquartered at Duliajan in Assam have come up with a cluster development programme that is expected to benefit over 400 villages in two districts of Arunachal Pradesh – Changlang and Namsai. Christened as ‘OIL Jeevika’ project, the initiative aims at livelihood promotion and cluster development. Officials said the project envisaged two broad areas – honey processing and mustard processing.
The villages selected for the project are situated in Diyun Circle of Arunachal Pradesh. It comprises five villages of Changlang and Namsai districts - Innao, Innao Pathar, Piyong, Kumchaika and Innao Chengmai, which are also subdivided into nine villages. These are Innao Singphou, Innao Khamti, Innao Ahom, Innao Pathar, Innao Chengmai, Kumchaikha, Kumchaikha Khamiam, Piyong-1 and Piyong-2.
The project will adopt a holistic approach with both forward and backward linkages. A total of 400 households will directly benefit through this project. The project aims at generating sustainable livelihood opportunities through capacity building, marketing and financial linkages and handholding support.
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