Guwahati, July 6: Oxfam India will start operations in Assam and work on a number of strategies to empower the people of the state.
Announcing this here today, CEO of Oxfam India, Nisha Agrawal, said they propose to focus on the lagging states of the country.
Oxfam India is a NGO integrating the 60-year-old operations of six separate International Oxfam affiliates working in the country. It was established on September 1, 2008. “With the objective of enhancing its thrust on Assam, a process was initiated by Oxfam India in February to identify key issues and opportunities of intervention,” Agrawal said.
She said the organisation would work with advocacy groups and local communities to provide rights-based services such as accountable and universal health services, universal, inclusive and quality education, provision of safe drinking water and implementation of food security.
“We will like to work with local communities about the provisions of these schemes,” she said.