New Grassroots Grant Assistance Project to be signed in the amount of 24 million Yen

The signing ceremony of the Grant Contracts (G/Cs) for “The Project for Construction of Secondary School for Scheduled Tribe in Manipur”, “The Project for Provision of Eye Medical Equipment in Sirohi, Rajasthan” and “The Project for Provision of Medical Equipment for Leprosy Patients in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh” under the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Projects (GGP), will be held on 22nd March 2018, at the Embassy of Japan in New Delhi.

In the ceremony, the G/Cs will be signed between H.E. Mr. Kenji Hiramatsu, Ambassador of Japan to India, and the representatives of the recipient organizations.

The Government of Japan offers a financial assistance scheme called “the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Projects (GGP)” for development projects designed to meet the diverse basic human needs of the people in developing countries. Since 1989, the scheme has been supporting relatively small-scaled projects implemented by non-profit organizations, such as, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), and educational and medical institutions, through Japanese diplomatic missions in developing countries.

The total amount of the three projects is around 24 million Yen. Details of each project are as follows:
 
(1) “The Project for Construction of Secondary School for Scheduled Tribe in Manipur” (Recipient Organization: Anallon Christian Development Committee)

This project, the amount of which totals around 8.4 million Yen, proposes to construct a new secondary school for scheduled tribe in the area.

(2) “The Project for Provision of Eye Medical Equipment in Sirohi, Rajasthan” (Recipient Organization: Global Hospital & Research Centre)

This project, the amount of which totals around 7.8 million Yen, will help provide new eye medical equipment in order for the poor patients to receive quality eye treatment.
 
(3) “The Project for Provision of Medical Equipment for Leprosy Patients in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh” (Recipient Organization: Leprosy Mission Trust India)

This project, the amount of which totals around 8 million Yen, will contribute to quality medical treatment for Leprosy patients by providing new medical equipment.
 
The Government of Japan hopes that these grants will help improve the lives of people in the project areas, and further strengthen the friendly relationship and cooperation between Japan and India.