FROM A CORRESPONDENT
GAURISAGAR, Feb 28: Krishak Nyas, a leading NGO of Sivasagar district, organized a programme for PRI members on SHG and JLG Concept on Monday at Gaurisagar Development Block Conference Hall under Gaurisagar development block in Sivasagar district sponsored by the tiol Agriculture Bank for Rural Development (BARD).
The function was chaired by Dilip Kr. Gogoi, BDO, Gaurisagar Development Block. Other dignitaries who attended the function were Lakheswar Mahanta, District Development Mager (DDM), BARD, Sivasagar, Arun Kr. Barthwal, Branch Mager, SBI Gaurisagar Branch,Abidur Rahman, Branch Mager, UCO Bank , Dikhowmukh Branch and Bimal Gogoi, Senior Extension Officer, Gaurisagar Development Block. Addressing the PRI members, Lakheswar Mahanta, DDM, BARD, Sivasagar rrated briefly about the concept of Self-Help Group and Joint Liability Group movement. Citing the history of SHG, Mahanta said that good SHGs could change the economic scerio of the society.
The DDM also emphasized Pradhan Mantri Bima Surakshya Yoja (PMBSY), Pradhan Mantri Jibon Jyoti Bima Yoja (PMJJBSY) and Atal Pension Yoja (APY) and appealed to the PRI members to boost the aims of the SHG, JLG and insurance schemes for the betterment of downtrodden in the society. Participating in the programme as resource persons, Arun Kr. Barthwal, Branch Mager, SBI Gaurisagar Branch, Abidur Rahman, Branch Mager, UCO Bank, Dikhowmukh Branch and Bimal Gogoi, Senior Extension Officer, rrated the process of SHG and JLG formation and credit linkage.
The programme was anchored by Rajib Dutta, publicity secretary of Krishak Nyas. In the function, the PRI members and CRPs also exchanged views with the resource persons.