Japan gives assistance for two new grassroots projects in India

New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Japan has signed for grant assistance of 16 million yen (over $140,000) for two grassroots projects in Delhi and Assam.

The signing ceremony of the grant contracts for the two new projects, under the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Projects (GGP), was held at the Embassy of Japan.

The agreements were signed between Kenji Hiramatsu, Ambassador of Japan to India, and the representatives of the two organisations, Venu Charitable Society, Delhi and Assam Centre for Rural Development.

In the first, Venu Charitable Society, that runs the Venu Eye Hospital and Research Centre, will get 6 mllion yen for provision of eye surgical equipment for underprivileged patients in Delhi.

In the second, Assam Centre for Rural Development will get around 10 million yen for construction of a Vocational Training Centre for poor women in Kamrup district of Assam.

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