Smart Villages Current Affairs - 2019
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Tata Trusts has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Andhra Pradesh Government to develop 264 villages.
Under this initiative, all 264 villages in the Vijayawada constituency will be developed in order to transform them into smart villages.
The project has been jointly undertaken by local Lok Sabha MP Kesineni Srinivas and the Tata Trust as part of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) of Tata Group.
It should be noted that this is the first of its kind of project undertaken by Tata Trust in the country to develop all villages of a single Parliamentary constituency.
As part of this initiative, the trusts will work in the areas of education, drinking water, health and nutrition, self-employment for the youth, bamboo cultivation, fisheries etc. by developing each village. Around 2.5 lakh households in all villages of this constituency will benefit from this ambitious project.
The identified activities which will be under taken in this initiative are based on comprehensive household survey in all villages which was conducted by Tata Trust.