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Bandhan-Konnagar NGO program benefitted 70,000 families: Ghosh

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Bandhan-Konnagar, an NGO founded by Bank MD Chandra Ghosh, today said its Targetting the Hardcore Poor (THP) program has benefited nearly 70,000 families in several states.

"We have able to benefit around 70,000 families in states like West Bengal, and Jharkhand," Ghosh said on the occasion of Development Day.

Talks were on with other states like Odisha and as government support was needed, he said. "There is a need to scale up the project".

Ghosh said the idea was to convert one person from the poorest of the poor families into a successful

"From the start, the idea was to eliminate poverty and create employment generation," he said.

Later, speaking at an event organised by Little Laureates, a from the east, Ghosh said that there was need to provide financial inclusion among the poor so that they do not fall prey into the hands of

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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 19:05 IST