An agri-labour by profession, Sukh Lal always had a keen interest in transforming his village, Tahtajpur into a better and sustainable one. He finally grabbed the opportunity by being the caretaker of the Grameen Haat (GH), an innovative concept combining basic services like clean toilets, resting point for highway travelers, with market linkages for output from villages in the vicinity and around the country. GH is another CSR initiative by ITNL to support the MPowered Village concept.
With the initial investment and support provided by ITNL and Mrida, GH is expected to be fully managed by the Village Development Committee (VDC), and become self-sustaining in its operations over time.
Sukh Lal has taken a step forward into the transformation and betterment of the village and also set an example for others to follow his suite.