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NGO electrifies village in Darrang district

Goonj, a Delhi based NGO, has been trying to meet up a most essential basic needs for the thousand of toil human from its inception throughout the country. The organisation collects any types of unused but useful goods from the various sources and distributs among the poorest of the poor.

The latest example is the electrification work at Katara Village near Shipajhar of Darrang District, through the restless effort by Dr. Pradip Kr. Sarmah, Executive Director of Centre for Rural Development (CRD), a Guwahati based national level professional developmental organization. After 62 Years of Independence, the Katara Village was unable to get the bless of Assam State Electricity Board and observing that situation, Dr. Sarmah has collected a 15 KV Generator from Goonj, transported it from Delhi to Darrand, he has made it reality and electrifying the Katara village four to five hours daily in the evening.

The electrification scheme was inaugurated at a function on May 2 in the Village before an overwhelming crowd.

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Mowsam Hazarika's picture


sagheer adbhut's picture

dear sir, jai hind I'm happy to know about the effort by goonj.let me have mailing address & contact # of both NGOs.I admire mr. sharma's good virtues & rural fossias. with national regards, sagheer adbhut 09868647949
Deba Prasad Sarma's picture

Dear Sir, Its really a very inspiring and great job wgich has been proved by Dr. Sharma. Hope this will able to bring laugh to thousand people of that place. With regards Deba Prasad Sarma 09864507466
Gayatri Devi's picture

I am pleased to learn that NGOs have taken such a noble step. I belong to village Bamanpathar under Bazanapathar GP Sipajhar Block. The people in the village are very poor. We need the help and guidance of NGOs like the CRD and the Goonj . SOS With regards Gayatri

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