SATRA has been completed another year .We cross 7th year and offer our services to our rural people in various fields namely economic development, livelihood generation, awareness on right base issues, and services for mentally retarded children’s.
SATRA concentrated for creating economic justice for all for which we try to motivate, guide and help to our rural masses for self employment creation. We promoted SHGs and JLG for our economic development programme.We cover four Dist. of Assam and running our micro finance programme their. Already we set up three branch office for our MF operation. One at Burha another at Dalongghat and 3rd one at Sipajhar. Nearly 4000 individuals are getting direct support from our micro credit operation. We are planning to expand our MF activities in other areas of Assam in near future.
Livelihood generation is an another major programme run by our organization. We are trying to aware our farmers for applying scientific management system at their traditional farming activities. System of Rice Intensification (SRI)and Intensification of mulberry Silk is an two activity where SATRA intervene. We are encouraging our farmers for more rice production applying various scientific methods which is call SRI. Simultaneously we are encouraging our women who are doing mulberry cultivation since last 100 years for scientific method apply.We got very positive reply from both the activities.
Mental retardation is an another major problem in our societies as Govt. are lacking special mental health policy to coup with the problem of mental retardation. SATRA started a day care centre for mentally retarded children in the year 2007 and continued it for last two year. We are not receiving Government or Non-Government support for this centre but some donor are extending their financial and moral support to us.
We are planning to expand our day care centre in future for which we sought support from philanthropic, Government non Government departments.
During this year also we got commendable support from various agencies to run our activities. I on behalf of SATRA wish to offer my sincere gratitude towards RGVN, NEDFi, NABARD, NEN, SDTT, CML, UNICEF, UCO Bank, AGVB, CSB Mangaldai, State sericulture department. All the well wishers donors our grass root level partner organizations that helped us directly or indirectly. I thank all our board members who were given their time, valuable suggestions etc. for successful implementation of our programmes. Finally I thank all our committed staff of SATRA for their dedication and sincerity.
Nani Kumar Saikia
Executive Director, SATRA