Nagaon: Five people of Nagaon were handed over the keys for light motor vehicle under the Mukhyamantrir Grammya Paribahan Achoni (Chief Minister's Rural Transport Scheme), aimed at improving rural connectivity and generating employment in villages.
Handing over the keys MLA Rupak Sharma said that people can apply for the scheme till November 15 and he hoped that a lot of unemployed people will come forward to benefit under the scheme.
"The main aim of the scheme is to improve connectivity and transport facility in the rural areas as well as giving employment to those without a source of livelihood and making them self-reliant. There is 25 per cent subsidy from the government. Now only five persons have come forward, in the second phase till November 15, I am hopeful that a lot more people will come forward to reap the benefits of the scheme," Sharma said adding that a lot of applications have already come in phase II of the scheme.
The scheme was launched by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal last month. Under the scheme, a light motor vehicle is being provided to one beneficiary per village and eligible entrepreneurs will be assisted by the state government with 25 per cent of the cost of the vehicle or Rs 1 lakh, whichever is less.
At least 10,000 villages would be covered in the first phase of the scheme with a financial outlay of Rs 100 crore.
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