ONGC adopts a village to protect Korbong tribe

ONGC is one of the major spenders on CSR in the country. In the year 2016-17, ONGC spent Rs 526 crore on its various CSR projects.

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NEW DELHI: Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has adopted Korbongpara village in Western Tripura District to provide basic amenities including educational support, healthcare, drinking water etc. to reach out to the commonest of common people through its CSR, company said.

The Korbong tribe, nestled in the hills of Western Tripura, is on the verge of extinction and today has only 31 families. The initiative, a first of its kind, is aimed at creating self-sustaining livelihood to revive the Korbong tribe as well as develop it into a Model Village.

Inaugurating the Project, Dr. Ranjit Debbarma, Chairman, Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC, Khumulung) said that ONGC has been one of the main partners in the progress of Tripura and improving the quality of life in the state.

The project would create income generation opportunities for the villagers through pisciculture, duck and goat rearing, piggery farm and cross bred cattle schemes.

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