The Langei Foundation, an NGO from Manipur has turned a remote village into a sustainable model village for provisions and economic development. The NGO adopted the remote village from Manipur, namely Nongpok Sanjenbam Khonou, with an aim to provide an alternative sustainable livelihood to the villagers.
Telem Arunkumar, the CEO of Langei Foundation, also the man behind the adoption of the village, single-handedly managed and developed the village into a role model village.
He said that the initial focus was on human resources by giving skill training to the youth of the village. Later, training was given in poultry farming to all households. With this project, the lives of the villagers have simultaneously improved, including the work culture, the CEO mentioned.
With the aim to develop the rural areas and transforming the lives of people, 32 CCTV cameras with sound system were installed in and around the village premises for security purposes.
The developmental idea came with 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.
From the time 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 shared that it is a very good initiative for the people of the village.