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MCL Takes CSR Initiative To Make Rural Sambalpur Women Self-Reliant

Bhubaneswar: A tripartite agreement between District Administration, Sambalpur and Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) and Humara Bachpan Trust (HBT) was signed at the Collector’s office here today for the project “Empowering women of Sambalpur District through Transformational Life Skill Training”.

The overall objective of the project is to provide skills to underprivileged women enabling them to earn an independent living and provide a sustainable pathway out of poverty. The thrust of the program is to help women increase their livelihood options and entrepreneurial competitiveness through capacity-building training in entrepreneurial skills and value addition, supply chain management, among other social skills.

The project will be implemented in Dhankauda Block of Sambalpur district where 1500 girls & women will be befitted in the project. The program will run under a partnership between MCL, Dist Admin Sambalpur & HBT.  The project will be implemented under its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) of the company at a cost of Rs.14 lakhs over a period of Seven (7) months.

MCL will be the funding partner, District Administration of Sambalpur will do program monitoring and quality assurance and HBT will be the implementing partner of the training and other interventions.

The MoU was signed by Geetanjli Mahapatra, DSWO, Sambalpur, B Sairam, General Manger (CSR), MCL and Sushree Sangita Bal, Project Manager (HBT), Bhubaneswar.

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