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Tripura gets TATA backed development programs; Tata trust signs MoU with Tripura Govt. towards sustainable development
Tripura gets TATA backed development programs; Tata trust signs MoU with Tripura Govt. towards sustainable development
PHOTO : TATA Trusts inks pact with Tripura Government at Secretariat. TIWN Pic July 9

AGARTALA, July 9 (TIWN): The Tripura Left front government finally coming closer to the TATA Trusts had inked Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with TATA Trusts on Thursday evening to expedite socio-economic development initiatives in the state of Tripura and towards sustainable development in the northeastern state of Tripura through the improvement of the quality of life in the state here. 75 years old Indian Businessman Ratan Tata, TATA Trusts Chairman and former Chairman of TATA Group, a Mumbai-based conglomerate on Thursday had signed the agreement with the state department of fisheries, department of industries and commerce, department of Education and the department of Health to broaden the scope and implementation of strategy in all these areas. Ratan Tata interacting with the media persons after inking the pacts said, “I am highly impressed by what one can do in the state like Tripura.” A comprehensive multi-thematic intervention has been designed for the overall development of few blocks. The diary development initiative being taken by the TATA Trusts would focus on promoting diary as a viable livelihood option and strengthening the livelihood of small and marginal farmers. However, the Tripura Left front government had facilitated support in various activities through its schemes in animal husbandry, fisheries, watershed and tribal area development, border area development programme, skill development, education and health as mutually agreed upon.

Asked about the funding pattern to the four hectic projects inked on Thursday, the executive of TATA Trusts said, “The trusts had already set up a small unit here in Tripura which would undertake the project work as a whole.”

He also said, “Consultant would also be recruited here from abroad India and within to work on the projects.”

The TATA trusts would replicate the best practices in India in the fisheries here in the land-locked Tripura whereas several scientific technologies would be implemented in the inked projects.

An envisaged a steering committee will be the guiding force for implementation of this joint programme and would comprise of representatives from the government of Tripura and Tata Trusts.

The agreement would provide higher technological knowhow to two industrial training institutes in West Tripura and Dhalai districts, set up a dairy farm at Ambassa and augment fish production in the state.

For the comprehensive micronutrient and healthcare programme, the government had facilitated support from departments like women and child development, health, social welfare, food and civil supplies.

The Tata founders bequeathed most of their personal wealth to the many trusts they created for the greater good of India and its people. Today, the Tata trusts control 66 per cent of the shares of Tata Sons, the holding Tata Company. The wealth that accrues from this asset supports an assortment of causes, institutions and individuals in a wide variety of areas. 




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