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NASI and NML launch Health and Hygiene Project for Scheduled Tribes of Jharkhand

Jamshedpur : Under the banner of The National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI), its Jharkhand State Chapter in association with Faith in India NGO, and CSIR-NML Jamshedpur launched a project entitled ‘Health, Hygiene & Nutrition Solutions Project for Scheduled Tribes of Jharkhand’.

The meeting was chaired by Dr. Arvind Sinha, Chief Scientist and Chairman, Jharkhand State Chapter of NASI. AnamikaMajumdar represented Faith in India while all the members of NASI including Dr Suman Mishra, DrSandip Ghosh Chowdhury, Dr R K Sahu and DrAbhilash and Anuj Mohan Pradhan (special invitee) also participated in the kickoff meeting of the project and discussed the methodology for its implementation, initially in two villages of the state. Majumdar elaborated in detail on the implementation of the project.

Initially the project has been sanctioned by NASI for three years with an objective of spreading awareness among villagers predominantly tribal and providing education to villagers mainly tribal on healthy lifestyle, healthy food habits, prevention and cure of common diseases, proper sanitation, safe water, proper utilization of water, safe surroundings, personal & community hygiene, financial literacy and women empowerment.

This project is under the NASI’s theme Science for Society and Hon’ble Dr Manju Sharma, former Secretary of Department of Biotechnology, Gov. of India has been a motivating force for the implementation of this project in Jharkhand State for its natives.

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