Under its CSR initiative, Mitsubishi Corporation collaborates with MSSRF to develop “village resource centre” - CSRBOX

Under its CSR initiative, Mitsubishi Corporation collaborates with MSSRF to develop “village resource centre”

By The Hindu On 07 December 2017

The M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) in collaboration with the Mitsubishi Corporation of Japan is coming up with a ‘village resource centre’ here, offering necessary guidance and scientific support to the farmers and fisher folk communities along the coastline of Krishna district.

The Mitsubishi Corporation has sanctioned ₹2.5 crore fund for the centre as a gesture of the corporate and social responsibility following a detailed study on the needs of the coastal communities.

A team comprising Mitsubishi Corporation India Private Limited Chairman and Managing Director Eisuke Shiozaki, MSSRF Executive Director V. Selvam interacted with farmers and fisher folk in Nagayalanka mandal on Tuesday.

Addressing the gathering of farmers during the ground-breaking ceremony here, Mr. Shiozaki announced that the corporation was keen on coming to the rescue of farmers, apart from encouraging them with sustainable agriculture practices. Mr. Selvam said the resource centre would train the farmers in various agricultural methods and document the issues of the farmers to address them with the support of the scientists.

Real-time information

“We have been offering real-time information on weather and fishing zones to the fisher folk of Andhra Pradesh with the support of the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) for the past few years. The experts at the MSSRF will directly respond to the queries of the farmers at the centre” added Mr. Selvam.

Machilipatam Member of Parliament K. Narayana promised all the necessary support from the State government for developing the centre. The MSSRF has been engaged in restoration of mangrove cover in Krishna district over the years and adopted a few villages to ensure them livelihood option in Nagayalanka mandal.

MSSRF principal coordinator R. Ramasubramanyan will monitor the activities at the centre.

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