Manipur’s remote village transforms into model town, gets 32 CCTV cameras

Imphal (Manipur) [India], June 28 (ANI): Setting a unique pathway in developing the rural areas and transforming the lives of people, an NGO in Manipur turned a remote villageinto a model one for sustenance and economic development through various programmes. The Langei Foundation adopted a remote village of Manipur, namely Nongpok Sanjenbam Khonou, with an aim to provide an alternative sustainable livelihood to the villagers. 32 CCTV cameras with a sound system were also installed in and around the villagepremises for security purposes. The development came in the wake of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana. Under this, each and every MPs and MLAs have to adopt a village with an aim to benefit people. Telem Arunkumar, the Chief Executive Officer of Langei, also the man behind the adoption of the village, single-handedly managed and developed the village into a role model village. He said, "Initially, we focused on the human resources by giving skill training to the youth of the village and later we gave training on backyard poultry farming to each of the households. We also took up a project of loin-loom where we trained the women folks on indigenous weaving. With this project, lives of the villagers have simultaneously improved including the work culture." Since from the time of the project rolled-out, Langei has managed to provide jobs to all the 150 households and developed it into an economically sustainable village. A poultry farmer from the village also said, "This is a very good initiative for people like us who cannot find jobs in the state. It has created an opportunity for us where we (villagers) can earn for sustainable livelihoods. "
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