The present government is working towards holistic development to fulfil the basic needs of the people of the state. Under the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modithe state government is moving forward in all kinds of developmental activities. This was said by Chief Minister Professor (Dr.) ManikSaha while inaugurating the first state-level SchoriSamridhi Festival digitally organized at Khudiram Bose English Medium School grounds on 9 December, 2022.
This 5-day long festival will continue till December 13. Members of self-help groups from 20 urban areas of the state participated in this festival
On the occasion, Chief Minister Professor (Dr) ManikSaha said that Prime Minister is working for the overall development of the country by following thenotion of ‘Vocal for Local’.
During the tenure of the present government, the number of self-help groups have increased almost 9 times. 3 lakh 45 thousand women have joined SHGS 347 crore 61 lakh rupees have been given to them through which the development of socio-economic status of women in the state has accelerated.
On the occasion, Minister of Urban Development Department Manoj KantiDeh said that the present government is working sincerely to make women self-reliant. He said that during the tenure of this government, the number of self-help groups in urban areas has increased to 2,646.
A total of 26,400 women have joined these self-help groups. While givingwelcome address, Secretary of Urban Development DepartmentAbhishek Singh said that a total of 90 stalls of self-help groups have been opened in this festival. Different items produced by self- help groups are displayed in 5 categories. All these items will be sold here.
He also said that after 2018, a total of 1,301 self-help groups in urban areas were given a loan of 17core 23 lakh rupees. Mayor of Agartala Municipal Council Deepak Majumdar also spoke on the occasion. At the end of the programme, loans of 11 crore 28 lakh rupees were given to the members of different self-help groups, 5 crore 33 lakh rupees to 321 individuals and 4 crore 26 lakh rupees to 3754 street vendors.