KOKRAJHAR: The CEM (Chief Executive Member) of BTC (Bodoland Territorial Council), Pramod Boro held a discussion with Deputy Commissioner, Block Development Officers, Executive officers and chairmen of Municipal Board regarding launching and implementation of Orunodoi and Re-Svayem, including COVID-19 pandemic management and flood preparedness in the district on Tuesday.
The meeting held in the conference hall of Deputy commissioner's office at Kajalgaon was also attended by Kokrajhar MP Naba Kumar Sarania, MLAs of Sidli and Bijni constituencies Jayanta Basumatary and Ajoy Kumar Ray and BTC Secretary Naren Chandra Basumatary.
While addressing the media persons after the meeting, BTC Chief Executive Member Pramod Boro apprised that there were a good number of applicants for Orunodoi scheme in Chirang district. All applications were checked and it was found that many of them were genuine, but left out.
"As the Chief Minister of Assam had asked to complete the uploading of genuine beneficiaries' names in the portal, especially those whose names were left out earlier, within June 10, 2021, we had also from BTC government side urged all Deputy Commissioners and Block Development Officers of the four districts of BTR to take needful steps in this regard. In BTR, about three lakh people will be benefited under Orunodoi scheme. As such, many people had submitted applications under Re-Svayem in the region. A total of 9,500 beneficiaries of BTR will be benefited under this scheme. They will be provided Rs 50,000 in two installments as financial assistance for their self-sustenance by spending the amount in agriculture, cottage industries, fishery, handloom and farming activities," said Boro.
He said that the COVID situation in BTR was improving day by day. For this, he thanked the district administration, health department as well as the public for cooperation with government by observing all COVID related guidelines issued by the government. He hoped that the positivity rate in the region would be come down within the next 10 days. So, he appealed to the people to strictly follow the SoP for COVID management within these days. "We have handed over 1,440 each Oxymeter and Thermal Scanner to Chirang Deputy Commissioner for providing them to same number of ASHA workers working in the district to use in detecting COVID positive cases in the field level," he added.