Acclaimed Bollywood actor Manoj Bajpayee and his wife Shabana Bajpayee are all set to launch a livelihood project in Tripura in a bid to generate employment among the locals.
Bajpayee took to social media on September 19 (the occasion of World Bamboo Day) to announce his 5th livelihood project. The actor intends to help a group of individuals in the state to craft indigenous bamboo products, which will result in employment for Tripura residents.
“The 5th livelihood project under the flagship of Shramik Sammaan is taking shape at Lembucherra, West Tripura District. 20 tribal women and men are being trained in making trendy eco-friendly water bottles from bamboo which is found in plenty in the state,” Bajpayee wrote in a post, announcing the project.
The Satya actor went on to add that since many women are sitting idle at home, the proposed unit could boost their economic condition by creating additional employment opportunities for them. “We have tied up with local organization Youth for Integration which will mentor the project and help in marketing the product. We plan to train several batches of women in making this uber cool accessory,” the actor further announced.
Bajpayee further added that the initial training phase has already been completed and commercial production of the products will start next month.
Lembuchera village, located nearly 10 km away from Agartala, is inhabited by both tribal and non-tribal people. Due to the nature of the land, agricultural activities are not sufficient to create livelihood for the people in the area.