Agartala, Nov 21, 2022, ENEWSTIME Desk / ICA
In line with Tripura Government’s policy to empower women of the State, Chief Minister Dr Manik Saha handed over bank loan cheques worth Rs 1 crore 39 lakh 7 thousand to 64 SHGs of Sepahijala district in a Sushason Mela and Lavarthi Sammelan programme at Bishramganj HS School campus on Monday (November 21).
The incumbent government of Tripura believes in the welfare of the people and works for the people. The government is working to deliver the benefits of different schemes and welfare measures of the central and state governments to the people through Prati Ghare Sushason campaign, said Chief Minister Prof. (Dr.) Manik Saha after inaugurating Sepahijala District-Level Sushason Mela and Lavarthi Sammelan today.
He said, Prati Ghare Sushason campaign will continue till December 25 next.
Prior to inauguration of Sepahijala District-Level Sushason Mela and Lavarthi Sanmelan, the Chief Minister inaugurated the newly built office building of the Chief Medical Officer of the district in Bishramganj. It is to be noted that this two-storied office building has been built at the cost of 2 crore 58 lakh rupees.
The Chief Minister said, the present government’s ultimate goal is to make the mothers self-reliant. In this regard, the government has been working on different plans, giving more priority to empower women of rural and urban areas self-dependent through Self-Help Groups.
He said, earlier there were 39 thousand 82 women in SHGs of the state in the year 2017-18. After the present government took over, the number has increased to 3 lakh 45 thousand women.
This shows that change has been brought to the state with respect to rural economic development and making women self-dependent.
Earlier there were 4 thousand 153 SHGs in the state in the year 2017-18. Now the number of SHGs has increased to 38 thousand 657 SHGs.
In the year 2017-18, the SHGs were provided with revolving fund of Rs 32 crore 67 lakh. After the present government came to power, the SHGs have been provided with revolving fund of Rs 347 crore 61 lakh. Apart from that, many simplifications were done on providing loans to the SHGs.
The Chief Minister interacted with the members of Self-Help Groups through video conferencing. Besides, he handed over a Power Tiller to a farmer.