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Govt pushes for women empowerment through economic self reliance: CM

GUWAHATI : 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.

Sonowal said this while taking part as chief guest at  Mahila Samaroh organised at Halakura Higher Secondary School at Golakganj in Dhubri District on Saturday. The Mahila Samaroh was organised under the aegis of Assam State Rural livelihood Mission under the Panchayat and Rural Development department.

The Chief Minister on the occasion distributed cheques of revolving fund under Kanaklata Mahila Sabalikaran Achoni amounting to Rs. 25,000 each to the women self-help groups from ten numbers of assembly constituencies under Dhubri Lok Sabha constituency. Altogether 6,372 SHGs of Dhubli Lok Sabha constituency would be covered under the scheme with a financial outlay of Rs. 10.54 crore.

Addressing the mammoth gathering, Sonowal informed about the State government’s initiative to empower the women of the state through 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.

Sonowal in his speech also stressed on the importance of education for the girl child and informed that the State government had already announced  setting up of nine colleges for girls in minority areas out of which two would be set up in Dhubri district.

Further, 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 30th July 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. Stating that the State government would also extend necessary support to meet the grievances of the people, the Chief Minister appealed to the people not to make any provocative statement to inflame communal passion. He also advised the people not to be carried away by such statements.


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