Grameen Sanchar Society

Description: 
Grameen Sanchar Society, commonly known as GRASSO, is a non-profit NGO, working in rural West Bengal, India. GRASSO is an apolitical, unbiased organization run by culturally open-ended and non-ethnic group of professionals from varied background. It's mission is to transform the resourceful unemployed but enthusiastic rural youth into a successful network through many innovative and uniquely thought out self-employment schemes. In Kolkata on the Feb 10, 2003, Grameen Sanchar Society , in association with Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) launched the GRASSO, Wireless in Local Loop (WLL)-based PCOs (Public call offices) in Rural Areas. This is the first time in the country that such a scheme, was inaugurated where an NGO in support with the central government behemoth like BSNL, & the state governments departments aimed at improving connectivity in the rural areas by an IT enabled integrated rural development project on the plank of existing self-employment & poverty alleviation scheme.
Subject: 
Rural development, connectivity, unemployment, youth
Language: 
EN
Coverage: 
India
Type: 
Text
Format: 
Web Page