Rural tech in U`khand impresses Union Minister
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Last Updated: Monday, February 15, 2010, 21:00
Dehradun: Technologies in the rural areas of Uttarakhand seem to have impressed Union minister of state for rural development Agatha Sangma, who on Monday said she would like to take them to the North-East.

Sangma today visited some of villages in the state where simple technologies have made its inhabitants self-reliant.

After visiting the villages of Tokwala, Jatowala and Fatehgram on the outskirts of Dehradun, she expressed her desire to take the technologies to the North-East so that the rural population there can also earn their livelihood using them.

The NCP MP witnessed various applications of watermills in Tokwala village, where people are using its upgraded model for grinding floor to producing power.

Later, she visited the food processing unit of Kala Bist and her husband Trilok Bist from where the couple is supplying bakery items, pickles and other things to the people living not only in nearby areas but also in different towns of the state.

The minister also went to Fatehgram village, which was adopted and transformed into a model village by the students of Doon School.

Praising the efforts of Himalayan Environment Science and Conservation, a Dehradun-based NGO, for bringing a change in the lives of people through technologies, Sangma expressed her desire to take them to the North East also.


First Published: Monday, February 15, 2010, 21:00

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