BHUBANESWAR/RAYAGADA, JANUARY 23, 2021
The project offices of UANAT (Utkal’s Action for Agricultural Transformation) were inaugurated on Friday at Thuamul Rampur and Kashipur Block in the Kalahandi and Rayagada districts, respectively.
UANAT is the joint initiative of Utkal Alumina International Ltd. (UAIL) and Bharat Rural Livelihood Foundation (BRLF).
While the office at Thuamul Rampur will be managed by Voluntary organization leading NGO “JANASAHAJYA”, CYSD will take care at Kashipur of Rayagada as a CSO partner.
UANAT aims to double the income of 15,000 households of both the Blocks. A unique project aiming at UN Sustainable Developmental Goal number 17: “Partnership for the goals” where partnership is established between Government, CSO partner and corporate with convergence and collaborations.
The project office at Thuamul Rampur was inaugurated by Head (Mines Operations) Mukesh Jha, and T Rampur Block Additional Block Development Officer Bharat Meher while the project office of Kashipur Block was inaugurated at Oshapada by UAIL Unit Head Mazharullah Beig in presence of other senior management of UAIL.
Speaking on the occasion, UAIL Unit Head Beig lauded the effort and encouraged the entire team of UANAT to make this a model program of Agriculture Transformation at state as well as at national level.
Jha extended his support towards the noble effort for transforming the lives of people residing in mines periphery.
In his deliberation, BRLF COO Kuldeep Singh explained about the broad components of the project and its convergence modality. The entire program was coordinated by CR & Sustainability team of UAIL along with the team members from UAIL, CYSD and JANASAHAJYA.