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Membrs of Brothers engaged in community work in one village in Majuli

In a bid to develop the rural economy in a part of Majuli, Brothers has adopted three villages in the river island.

Brothers is a non-government organization engaged in socio-welfare activities and fighting against human rights violations visit witch hunting, communal violence, etc.

The founder of the organization, Dibyajyoti Saikia said that the objectives were to develop the three villages comprising of 500 families in lower Majuli into a clean, organic and self-sustaining community.

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The three villages are  Selek, Selek Sessachook and Purana Sapori under Majuli’s Balisapori.

Saikia said that a convenors’ committee had been formed to implement the plans and programmes in order to transform the three villages into model villages.

Members of the organization also briefed the villagers on how to keep their houses, premises as well as surroundings, including the roads clean.

“In an attempt to promote healthy living we have advised the villagers to use only organic manure. This will also protect the soil health,” he said.

Saikia further said that in order to make the villagers self-dependent they would be trained in making items from bamboo and cane.

“We will impart training to villagers in different skills in order to make them self dependent,” Saikia said.

“The people of Majuli are skilled weavers and can also be taught to value add to the exquisite mekhela sadors that they weave,” he said.

“Everything will be done in a phased manner and the ultimate aim is to make this cluster of villages a tourism destination, ” he added.

Smita Bhattacharyya

Smita Bhattacharyya is Northeast Now Correspondent in Jorhat. She can be reached at: triptyaddy@gmail.com