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Infosys Foundation Invests in the Sustainable Development of Tribal Villages of MP


Infosys Foundation Invests in the Sustainable Development of Tribal Villages of MP

Infosys Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Infosys, has partnered with Shivganga Samagra Gramvikas Parishad, a NGO working for development solutions of rural India, to work for the sustainable development of tribal villages of Jhabua- Alirajpur districts of Madhya Pradesh. The grant provided by The Foundation, aimed at benefitting 5,00,000 villagers over a period five years, will facilitate a planned, holistic development programme. Some of the intended milestones of the programme include running a skill development program to empower tribal youth, establishing a training centre at Dharampuri village, and creating awareness and training of village youths for prosperity through conservation and enrichment of natural resources. Technical training, establishment of village libraries and investments in energy solutions are some of the other impactful initiatives that are part of the programme. Speaking about the initiative, Sudha Murty, Chairperson of Infosys Foundation, said, “It is in the heart of the villages that India lives. Development of our villages by creating sustainable livelihood opportunities is quintessential to accelerate the economic growth of India. The Foundation in collaboration with Shivganga Samagra Gram Vikas Parishad hopes to play a catalytic role in the development of these villages, enable and raise the aspirations of those living in the villages of Jhabua-Alirajpur districts, and provide them with the means to achieve dignified lives.”

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