Source: News Bharati English15 May 2016 16:05:35

Korbongpara, May 15: As part of the ONGC's corporate social responsibility jointly with Tribal Engineers Society to develop Korbongpara as a model village, state owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) conducted a mega medical camp at tribal village Korbongpara under Champabari ADC Village in West Tripura district. More than 250 villagers, all from tribal section, from Korbongpara and nearby villages got free treatment and medicines in the camp organised in association with All India SC and ST Employees' Welfare Association, ONGC Tripura chapter.A medical team consisting of doctors from various departments examined the patient's from various ages for diseases like malaria, viral fever, typhoid, dysentery, skin disease, anaemia, dental and respiratory diseases. Most of the villagers were very glad getting free treatment facility along free medicines at their door step.

The medical team also educated the villagers on health, hygiene and sanitation related issues and common health hazards. The medical camp was very well received and was major success in building inroads between ONGC and the civilians of remote areas.

Along with the mega health camp, the foundation stone for ONGC model village at Korbongpara was laid today by Radha Charan Debbarma, CEM, TTAADC, in the presence of Niranjan Debbarma, MLA, V K Gupta, officiating Asset Manager, ONGC Tripura Asset and other dignitaries. ONGC Tripura Asset had earlier signed an MoU with Tribal Engineers Society to develop Korbongpara as a model village.

The Korbong community is well known as a vanishing tribe of Tripura with only 18 families in that village. The only other place where the community is living is at Lembukcherra under Teliamura.ONGC Officiating Asset Manager V K Gupta expressed that ONGC wants to be partner in the progress of Tripura and hence the model village project has been planned to ensure sustainable development through various income generation support apart from providing infrastructural facilities such as community centre, market shed, irrigation facilities, etc.

"Under the project, ONGC will provide a total financial assistance of Rs. 57.71 Lakh in four equal instalments for providing community centre, market shed, sanitation, drinking water and irrigation facilities, education, health care for one year along with income generation support to the villagers of Korbongpara," said Gupta."The livelihoods of the inhabitants of the village will be developed through fish culture, duck rearing, goat rearing, piggery farm and cross bred milk cow schemes," he added. The villagers applauded the efforts of ONGC for conducting free medical camp in the far flung and remote areas and urged the organization to organize more such camps in the future.

ONGC Tripura Asset has regularly taken and supported initiatives to supplement the efforts of state government especial in remote areas and during natural calamities and epidemics, media agencies reported.