8.4 million Japanese grant for vocational training centre in Rajasthan


Japan has decided to offer a grant worth 8.4 million Yen for the construction of a vocational training centre for poor women and youth in Rajasthan’s Baran district.

The signing ceremony for the project to be executed under that country’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Projects (GGP), will be held on December 19 at the Embassy of Japan. It will be signed between Ambassador of Japan to India Kenji Hiramatsu and the representative of the recipient organisation, the Centre for Community Economics and Development Consultants Society.


It is to be executed under that country’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Projects (GGP). The Grant Assistance for Grassroots Projects (GGP) for development projects are designed to meet the diverse basic human needs of the people in developing countries.

Since 1989, the GGP has been supporting relatively small-scaled projects implemented by non-profit organisations, such as NGOs, educational and medical institutions, through Japanese diplomatic missions in developing countries.


“The Government of Japan hopes that this grant will help improve the lives of people in the project area, and further strengthen the friendly relationship and cooperation between Japan and India,” Embassy statement said.

“I also sincerely hope this project becomes a shining symbol of the friendship between Japan and India,” the Japanese envoy said. “Let me also express my sincere hope that the vocational centre will help women and youth in the rural areas to become self-sufficient and economically independent, leading to the comprehensive growth of the community,” he added.

Sharad Joshi, Secretary, CECOEDECON, on the occasion said, “The project is very important for the tribal people of the region. This centre will help facilitate credit access to the neey and also reduce poverty.

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