Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal for Women Empowerment through economic self reliance

Sarbananda Sonowal

Dispur, July 21 : Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that the State government aims at strengthening the financial condition of every family of the state and make each women economically self reliant. The Chief Minister said this while taking part as chief guest at the Mahila Samaroh organised at Halakura Higher Secondary School at Golakganj in Dhubri District today. The Mahila Samaroh was organised under the aegis of Assam State Rural livelihood  Mission under the Panchayat and Rural Development department, a government communiqué stated.

The Chief Minister on the occasion distributed cheques of revolving fund under Kanaklata Mahila Sabalikaran Achoni amounting to Rs. 25000 each to the women self-help groups from ten numbers of assembly constituencies under Dhubri Lok Sabha constituency. Altogether 6372 SHGs of Dhubli Loksabha would be covered under the scheme with a financial outlay of Rs. 10.54 crore.

Addressing the gathering, Chief Minister Sonowal informed about the State government’s initiative to empower the women of the state through the Kanaklata Mahla Sabalikaran Achoni and urged the SHGs to take forward the scheme with uprightness and competitive temperament. He said that the State government intends to increase the amount of revolving fund to the SHGs under the scheme on the basis of performance of the SHGs and would also provide training to them to enhance their capabilities.

The Chief Minister in his speech underlined the inherent strength of the women to lead their family and the society and called upon them to nurture their children with good moral and human values. He also urged them to encourage the children to invest their energy in different fields of their choice and cited the example of Hima Das as an example of women power in the state.

Referring to the mantra of inclusive development enunciated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi through ‘Sabka Sath Sabka Vikash’, the Chief Minister observed that the steps taken up by the NDA government to ensure holistic development of the people of the country irrespective of cast and creed resulted in greater confidence amongst the people and boosted their trust in the government. Addressing the concerned raised by many people about the ongoing exercise of NRC updation, the Chief Minister exhorted the people of the state not to panic or worry about the exercise. He said that the final draft role of the NRC would be published on July 30 and if name of any person is not included in the published list, he or she would have opportunity to file claim and objection against the same, the release added.