Press Releases - From Embassy
Press Release No.9

NEW DELHI: March 3, 2011
Government of Japan extends US$102,640 Grant Assistance for Asha Community Health and Development Society for its Grassroots Project

1. The Embassy of Japan in India, under its scheme “Grant Assistance for Grassroots Projects”, today decided to extend grant assistance totaling US$102,640 (approximately equivalent to Rs. 46 lakh) to Asha Community Health and Development Society, to support their mobile health van service project. The recipient and project receiving the Grant is as follows:

Asha Community Health and Development Society
since its establishment in 1988, has been working to improve the quality of life of those who are living in slums. The organization provides health care services such as running a dispensary in their headquarters and community health care center in 50 slums at Delhi. To start a new project which provides proper medical services to more underprivileged women and children of the targeted 5 slums (population in total 25,000), the organization requires two mobile health vans as mobile base station. To this end, the Embassy of Japan has decided to grant them assistance of US$102,640 for the proposed project.

2. The Signing Ceremony to formalize the arrangements will take place at 16:30hrs. on Thursday, 3rd March 2011, at the Embassy of Japan, between Mr. Hajime Hayashi, Chargé d’Affaires, Embassy of Japan and the representatives of the above NGO.

3. For further information, please contact Mr. Goki INADA, First Secretary, Embassy of Japan, Telephone No.2687-6564.