CHENNAI:Hyundai Motor India Foundation (HMIF), the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of Hyundai Motor India Limited, announced a new initiative, The Dream Village project. K Ganesan, Additional Chief Secretary to Government, CMD/ Chairman, Tamil Nadu Urban Finance and Infrastructure Development Corporation had kindly consented to be the chief guest. The Dream Village is a comprehensive project combining infrastructure upgradation and improvement of living conditions along with skill development of the villagers in traditional and non-traditional fields, with an estimated investment of `1 crore. Mevaloorkuppam village in Kancheepuram district has been identified for this project. HMIF has tied up with 7-8 NGO’s to impart a wide variety of skills ranging from poultry farming, livestock rearing, vegetable cultivation, horticulture along with driving, computer literacy, beautician’s training, tailoring, pickle and papad making, to name just a few. On the infrastructure development front, construction of 372 toilets, rejuvenation of village ponds, cleaning up of roads, construction of children’s park, installation of Garbage bins, etc have been envisaged. “The Dream village programme has been designed to make the residents self-reliant and improve their living conditions. I am sure a few months down the line you will see a completely transformed village.