Rinky Kyndait

38 Assam_Chirang_Rinki_Kyandit

Placed at:   Chirang, Assam

Education: Master Social work with specialization in Health and Mental Health, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai Bachelor Social Work, St Edmunds College Shillong

Prior work experience:

  • Freelance Photographer with Rilum Foundation, NGO (Meghalaya) 1 year
    Research Assistant, Indian Institute of Management, Shillong 4 months

One key work during fellowship

  • Strengthening and facilitating the newly formed Lac-Cooperative in Sidli Chirang Block, for effective and better income generating activities.

What was done:

  • Facilitated the Lac Farmers under the co-operative through following activities:
  • Registration under MGNREGA to avail IBS through DRDA
  •  In co-ordination with the Rural self employment and Training Institute conducted Capacity building and workshops
  •  Exposure visit at IINRG, Ranchi
  • Co-ordination with the Indian Institute of Resins and Gums, Ranchi for providing technical assistance and expansion of the existing market linkages
  • Seed bank (lac)


  • 110 household registered under the Lac Co-operative in Chirang
  • Some parts of Sidli Blocks, the youths once engaged in armed activities are now engaged in the Lac Plantation as they see this as an opportunity for income activity
  • one of the newly formed youth group consisting 7-8members received rs 3,60000/ under MGNREGS for starting the Lac Plantation