ONGC has partnered with Ekalavya Centre for Organic Agriculture Research and Training (ECOART), Gingurthi village, Tandur Mandal, District Vikarabad, Telangana to support organic farming as a part of its CSR initiative. As a part of this novel initiative, ONGC would construct the Administrative Block and Student dormitories at the ECOART with a financial support of over Rs 4 crore.
ONGC through this partnership with ECOART will ensure promotion of organic farming and help attain healthy soil and healthy food for the people at large. It will also promote education and livelihood generation for the youth.
Handing over the cheque, Mr D D Misra, Director – HR said that this project envisioned by Mr Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon’ble Minister of State I/C, Petroleum and Natural Gas, will help promote organic farming. This CSR project of ONGC is likely to benefit about 3500 farmers, 200 students and consumers in general by way of promoting organic farming.
The foundation stone laying ceremony was held in the presence of Hon’ble Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Labour and Employment, Shri Bandaru Dattatreyaji and Hon’ble MP, Lok Sabha Shri K Vishweshwar Reddy and other Telangana state dignitaries.