Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal reviewed the implementation of Kanaklata Mahila Sabalikaran Achoni in the two upper Assam districts of Dibrugarh and Tinsukia on July 6.
During the review, chief minister Sonowal emphasised on making productive use of the revolving funds released to the women SHGs for uplift of their economic condition. He underlined the need for imparting technical knowledge and developing commercial outlook amongst the beneficiary groups for effective implementation of the scheme.
Sonowal further directed the Panchayat & Rural Development Department to organize extensive training programmes for the SHGs at block level. He also asked the department to involve the local MLAs in the training programmes.
Chief minister Sonowal said that women empowerment programmes were taken up earlier also but those programmes failed to yield desired results. However, he assured that the present government would continue putting unwavering effort to ensure success of the scheme. He also urged the government officials to engage themselves with dedication and commitment in the execution process.
The chief minister stressed on adopting market oriented initiatives by the women SHGs and asked the officials to nurture professionalism amongst them. He also took stock of the strengths and weaknesses of the SHGs of both the districts.
The meeting was attended by MP Rameswar Teli, MLAs Prashanta Phukan, Chakradhar Gogoi, Rituparna Baruah, Binod Hazarika, Bimal Bora, deputy commissioner Loya Madduri and several other government officials.