Agartala, Sep 24, 2022, TRIPURATIMES Desk
Agartala, Sep 24: A team of JICA India Mission visited Tripura from September 21 to 23 and reviewed the progress of SCATFORM Project being implemented in the state.
As part of the visit, the JICA Mission team attended a review meeting in the conference hall of Prakriti Bhavan and reviewed the component wise physical and financial process of SCATFORM Project presented by CEO and PD, JICA, Dr. Avinash M. Kunfade.
After the presentation, the visiting JICA officials appreciated the progress of SCATFOEM Project despite Covid-19 pandemic for over two years.
Later, JICA India Mission team met PCCF and Principal Secretary of Forests K.S. Sethi and discussed the issues related to the SCATFORM Project. The team then met Secretary of Finance Brijesh Pandey and discussed the progress of the project and other avenues where JICA can also collaborate positively with the Government of Tripura.
In the evening, the JICA India Mission team conducted a meeting with Director NCE Pravin Agmwal and took note of the progress of NCE activities.
On September 22 last, the JICA India Mission team visited Khowai District accompanied by PMU and PMC officials and inspected the activities implemented in the Project villages during TFIPAP Project (Phase-II) as well as SCATFORM Project (Phase-I).
They also visited AR, ANR, Agroforestry plantations, MUC and check dams constructed during Phase-I as well as under SCATFORM Project and interacted with the beneficiaries at Upendra JFMC, Bhupendra Debbarrna JFMC and South Goyamoni JFMC.
Fingerlings were released in two check dams in presence of JICA Mission Team and also fish feed distributed to the SI IGs involved in fishery activity. Three Silas were given Rs. 1.00 lakh loan in presence of JICA Mission Team for IGA activities.
JICA Team also interacted with the SHG members engaged in Handloom making activity at South Cioyamani JFMC.
The JICA Mission team was visibly satisfied after seeing the progress of implementation of project components and expressed their satisfaction. They complemented PMU officials that the Phase-II Project will going to be a successful venture like the Phase-I Project. In the evening of September 23, JICA India Mission team left the state.