State Govt, Tata Trust sign MoU for smallholder poultry devpt in Chanda

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 06 Oct 2017 09:14:55


Chandrapur Bureau,


MAHARASHTRA Government and Tata Trusts signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a business eco-system for growth of smallholder poultry and training small-holder poultry farming in three tehsils in the district. The MoU was signed in the presence of State Minister of Finance, Planning and Forest Sudhir Mungantiwar and R Venkataramanan, Managing Trustee, Tata Trusts, in the programme organised at Priyadarshani hall here on Thursday.

The Maharashtra Government and Tata Trusts have come together to launch multiple interventions in Chandrapur district in the areas of livelihood, digital literacy, data driven governance and child protection.

MLA Nana Shamkule, MLA Sanjay Dhote, President of Zilla Parishad, Chandrapur, Devrao Bhongle, Mayor Anjali Ghotekar, Deputy Secretary of Planning Department Nagnath Bhoge, officer of National Smallholder Poultry Development Trust (NSPDT) Avinash Paranjape, the officer of Tata Trusts Avinash Deshpande, District Collector Ashutosh Salil, Chief Executive Officer Jitendra Papalkar, Chairpersons of ZP, Chandrapur, Godavari Kendre, Birju Pazare, Archana Jiwtode and Santosh Tanganpaliwar and other officials were present during the programme.

Earlier, guests were welcomed. Avinash Paranjape and Avinash Deshpande signed MoU in the presence of Sudhir Mungantiwar and R Venkataramanan during the programme. E-inauguration of planning office of poultry farming and books were done at the hands of Sudhir Mungantiwar during the programme. Ten buses with computer lab for e-learning schools were also inaugurated to educate children studying in ZP schools in the district.

Addressing the students and women, especially tribals, Sudhir Mungantiwar stated that Chandrapur being a remote district, the Government had sought technical and financial support from Tata Trusts for the district’s and region’s inclusive development. “I must thank Ratan Tata for this. From e-Learning to Bamboo-related research and training, Tata Trusts has always provided a helping hand in developing Chandrapur into a leading district on the State map.”

R Venkataramanan, Managing Trustee of Tata Trusts, stated that with the help of the district administration, the Tata Trusts was trying to make a difference in the lives of people in Chandrapur. “We are grateful for this opportunity and for the trust the government has reposed on us.”
Earlier, Ashutosh Salil, Deorao Bhongle, and other officials also expressed their views. Prashant Arwey conducted the programme.