Ntu village gets agricultural product collection centre
Dimapur, Dec. 5 (EMN): In a major development for the farming community of Ntu village in Peren district, an agricultural product collection centre was inaugurated by Ringsanbo Zeliang, state coordinator of North East Rural Livelihood Project (NERLP), a project under ministry of DoNER, Government of India, on November 27 in the presence of the village council chairman, gaon buras, church leaders and women leaders.
Collection centre is a project under NERLP implemented by the Self Help Group Village Federation (SHGVF) with the supervision of district project management unit, Peren.
Speaking on the occasion as special guest, Ringsanbo appreciated the efforts put in by the women SHGVF of Ntu village in successfully completing the project. He said women have proved beyond doubt that they can also take up bigger responsibilities beyond the four walls of their homes.
While emphasising on the economic sustainability, he commented that the collection centre would go a long way in enhancing the economy of the village if utilise in a proper way. He also stressed upon the need to strengthen the health of the SHGs and the SHGVF by making proper utilisation of the fund. The federation should act as micro financial institution catering to the financial needs of the village, he added.
Acknowledging the role played by the SHG village federation in timely completion of the work, Janthuiyang RK John, block project coordinator, commented that Ntu village federation had done commendable job by proving themselves that they are socially empowered. He point out that completion of physical structure is not the end of the project but a step towards fulfilling the project aim of socio-economic sustainability.
He further remarked that with unity impossible things could be made possible. He encouraged the gathering to take ownership of the building for the welfare of the village.
The village council chairman while expressing his gratitude to NERLP, also thanked the land owner who generously donated the land for the collection centre. He appealed to all the villagers presented to be exemplary and make the best use of the collection centre.
The invocation was said by Tunchapbo, pastor of local church, while the welcome speech was delivered by Namziusiliu, short speech by Azailiu Rentta, secretary of Ntu SHGVF. It concluded with a benediction said by
Namtanbo, deacon of Ntu Baptist Church.