Tripura 12 Oct,23; Tripura Rehabilitation Plantation Corporation Limited (TRPCL) has recently entered into a memorandum of understanding with a startup affiliated with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bhubaneshwar. This collaboration aims to address the energy needs of tribal hamlets in Tripura and establish sustainable livelihood projects in remote regions.
TRPCL’s Chairman, Patal Kanya Jamatia, expressed that this initiative draws inspiration from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision for the “last mile delivery of services.” He emphasized the pivotal role of Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) in driving technological advancements and their potential to directly impact the livelihoods and future prospects of people living in the most secluded areas of the state.
Jamatia revealed that a comprehensive needs assessment survey will be conducted shortly to identify the necessary technological interventions required to achieve TRPCL’s objectives. Based on the survey findings, they will proceed with their plans. They have partnered with KARMA tech, an IIT Bhubaneshwar startup specializing in renewable energy, to make this technology accessible to underprivileged rural communities. The ultimate goal is to ensure that no region is left without access to power.
In addition to renewable energy solutions, the project also places significant importance on creating livelihood opportunities, particularly in tribal areas where such opportunities are limited. During the needs assessment survey, TRPCL will explore possibilities for improving the livelihood sector. Jamatia believes that a combination of technology and efficient administration will work hand in hand to resolve the various challenges faced by people in rural areas, offering hope for a brighter future for these communities.