SIPAJHAR, Feb 5 Jagaran, an NGO of Devananda village in Darrang district formed under the leadership of retired Army personnel Nabin Chandra Deka of the village, has now become an inspiring example for income-generating self-employment activities.
It is to be noted that the NGO took birth under the name Jagaran Self-Help Group. It has launched a massive awareness drive for SHG formation and constituted 100 SHGs covering the entire locality, among which 70 are women’s groups and 30 are men’s. All of them undertake economic activities like piggery, dairy farm, broiler farm, etc., by taking bank loans from Bordoulguri branch of Asom Gramin Vikash Bank and also repay the loans.
The State Institute of Rural Development (SIRD) also provides guidance in this regard. The Jagaran set up an agriculture farm at river rine areas covering 22 bighas of land. The members of NGO took up vegetables and winter crops on a commercial basis without using the hired labours and chemical fertilizers and already earned a good amount by selling their productions in the local market.
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