CM's COVID-19 WIDOWS SUPPORT SCHEME
Ministers Parimal Suklabaidya & Atul Bora review status of ongoing schemes
HAILAKANDI/KARIMGANJ: Minister for Environment and Forest, Fisheries and Excise, Parimal Suklabaidya said the Chief Minister's COVID-19 Widows Support Scheme is a great initiative of the state government aimed at providing social and financial security to women who lost their husbands to the coronavirus pandemic.
He said this while handing over cheques to 11 numbers of beneficiaries at Deputy Commissioner's conference hall in Hailakandi in the presence of Minister for Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary, Border, Cooperation, Atul Bora, MLAs, Algapur, Katlicherra and Hailakandi, Deputy Commissioner, Rohan Kumar Jha, SP, G.Upadhyay and other dignitaries on Friday.
Under the scheme, a one-time assistance of Rs.2.5 lakh each is given to such women whose family income is less than Rs.5 lakh.
Suklabaidya, who happens to be the Guardian Minister of Hailakandi, Karimganj and Hojai, said the laudable initiative taken by Chief Minister, Dr.Himanta Biswa Sarma to extend financial support to the widows who lost their husbands due to the coronavirus disease will help them to lead a life of dignity in spite of pecuniary hardship that fate might lead them to in view of the death of the family's head.
"Losing near and dear ones is always painful. However, our government under the leadership of Dr.Himanta Biswa Sarma, in its bid to extend a little financial support to assuage the sufferings of the family members of the deceased," Suklabaidya said.
"Though Assam also bore the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic, the government is doing its level best to reach out to the affected people," he quipped.
The government has already launched the Sishu Seva Scheme to secure the academic future of children who have lost both their parents due to COVID-19.
Suklabaidya also have away cheques to 26 numbers of beneficiaries under the CM's COVID-19 Widows Support Scheme at a function held at Deputy Commissioner's conference hall at Karimganj in the presence of Minister, Atul Bora, MLAs, DC, SP and other senior officials.
The Guardian Minister also took part in the review meetings chaired by Minister Bora with officials of district administration and concerned officials of Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary, Border and Cooperation of Hailakandi and Karimganj districts. Various state and central government schemes under different stages of implementation were reviewed with both the ministers underscoring the need for timely completion of the schemes so that the fruits of development reach to the intended beneficiaries.
Suklabaidya laid the foundation stone of dwelling units under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban), Griha Pravesh Samaroh, 2021 in Ward No.12 under Karimganj Municipal Board in presence of MLAs and other dignitaries.
Earlier, Minister Suklabaidya laid the foundation stone of retrofitting of piped water supply scheme under Jal Jeevan Mission 2020-2021 worth Rs.88.35 lakh at Dwarbond in Cachar in presence of AP President Borjalenga Block, Subodh Das, AP member, Dharmendra Tiwary, AP member Borjalenga, Bulti Deb, ZP member, Dwarbond, Lakshmi Rani Yadav, GP President, Dwarbond, Minakshi Mal, Borjalenga Block President, Sushil Rn Dhar and JE, PHED, Arup Kar, statted a press release.