Home CATEGORIES Agriculture & Rural Development Dharmendra Pradhan Flags off Two ONGC CSR Projects in Madhya Pradesh
In line with PM Narendra Modi’s vision to increase the use of renewable energy, two CSR projects supported by Energy Maharatna Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) for the welfare of people in Betul district of Madhya Pradesh were launched by Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Steel Dharmendra Pradhan on 18 January 2021.
Dharmendra Pradhan laid the foundation stone of a hostel-cum-training facility for farmers at Bharat Bharati Shiksha Samiti; he also launched the distribution of Solar Chulhas to poor households in Betul, which is being developed as a solar village.
IIT Bombay designed and developed the solar chulhas for ONGC at an investment of around Rs. 90 lakh. The Minister launched the distributed of 86 Solar PV Cook-Stove to poor households in the district: 74 were distributed to households of Bacha Gram Panchayat in Ghodadongri Tehsil of Baitul District, 12 in Jamthi village school.
The two-floor (G+1) hostel-cum-training facility, being built at an investment of around Rs. 3 crore, will be used to train poor farmers in organic farming. The structure is being built on a 3.45-acre land in the campus of Bharat Bharati Siksha Samiti. Around 15,000 to 20,000 poor farmers will benefit from this ONGC welfare project. Dharmendra Pradhan also laid the foundation stone of this facility.
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