Assam Chief Minister SarbanandaSonowal launched Kanaklata Mahila Sabalikaran Achoni amidst thousands of women Self Help Group (SHG) members at a function held at Sarusajai Stadium in Guwahati on Sunday.
Kanaklata Mahila Sabalikaran Achoni is a flagship scheme of Assam Government to pave the way for generating sustainable livelihood for the women in Assam.
Speaking at the function, the CM said, “Power of women is supreme and we should all have faith in women power. The power of women can lead a nation to prosperity. A woman is a source of energy and direction to people of all generations.”
CM Sonowal said the scheme to revamp the rural economy of the state. He also said that if Assam has to progress, the villages of the state will have to be empowered.
He said that without economic development women cannot make much headway and therefore, launched Kanaklata Mahila Sabalikaran Achoni for capacity building of the women. He distributed cheques to 15 SHGs.
Speaking on the occasion Health and Family Minister Dr.Himanta Biswa Sarma said that Kanaklata Mahila Sabalikaran Achoni is one of the most progressive and welfare-driven scheme of the state in recent times. For the success of the scheme State government will spend Rs 2500 crore in phases.
Minister of State for Panchayat and Rural Development Naba Kumar Doley while speaking on the occasion said with the united effort of Central and State governments, several welfare schemes for women have been undertaken and they have already started giving dividends. Kanaklata Mahila Sabalikaran Achoni aims to form one lakh SHGs covering approximately 10 lakh households.
MP Bijaya Chakraborty, MLA Ramendra Narayan Kalita were also present on the occasion.
PWD Minister ParimalSuklabaidya, Chief Minister’s Media Advisor Hrishikesh Goswami, MLAs Suman Haripriya, BhabeshKalita, Pranab Kalita, Additional Chief Secretary MGVK Bhanu, Commissioner and Secretary Panchayat and Rural Development JB Ekka and a host of other dignitaries were present on the occasion.