Sonitpur Deputy Commissioner Manoj Kumar Deka on Thursday highlighted the various Central and State government schemes during a press conference held in Tezpur of Assam.
Speaking to media persons, Deka said one of the schemes which is being successfully implemented in the district is the National Rural Livelihood Mission under which 6370 Self Help Groups have been formed since 2014-15.
A total of Rs 442.30 lakh revolving fund has been received under this scheme so far.
Under the Kanaklata Mahila Sabalikaran Achoni (KAMS), 5522 women SHGs in the district have received grants amounting to a total of Rs 849.95 lakh. Under the MGNREGS, in the current year, 1,48,201 job cards have been issued and against a demand received of 27,454, employment has been given to 22,354 persons. Expenditure incurred so far in this financial year is Rs.833.17 lakh.
Highlighting the success achieved in the district under the Swacch Bharat Mission (Rural) programme, the Deputy Commissioner informed that the Sonitpur district has already been declared Open Defecation Free on September 27 last.
Under the National Social Assistance Programme, 33501 persons are receiving old age pension, 5936 are receiving widow pensions and 1608 persons are receiving disability pensions as of date in the district.
Highlighting another flagship programme of the Central Government – the Prime Minister’s Awas Yojana- Grameen, the Deputy Commissioner informed that since 2016, 1811 houses have been completed under this scheme.
Highlighting the various welfare schemes rolled out for farmers, the Deputy Commissioner informed that a total of 240 tractors have so far been distributed to as many revenue villages under the Chief Minsiter’s Samagra Gramya Unnayan Yojana, out of the total 531 applications received so far. A total of 7582 Soil Health Cards have been distributed so far.