HAILAKANDI, June 28 - In a bid to alleviate poverty and empower women, additional revolving funds were formally disbursed among women self-help groups (SHGs) of Hailakandi and Lala municipal areas on Thursday.
Deputy Commissioner Keerthi Jalli handed over cheques for Rs 15,000 each to the SHGs falling under the jurisdiction of Hailakandi and Lala municipal areas at a function held at her conference hall in the presence of a large number of officials.
The additional revolving funds to SHGs have been made under Kanaklata scheme under the aegis of Assam State Urban Livelihood Mission Society (DAY-NULM).
In her brief address, DC Jalli urged the women SHGs to work hard to make themselves self-reliant and independent in the State. She asked the women SHGs to focus on small or micro enterprises and on waste management to make themselves economically vibrant and resilient and to make a real difference in the living conditions of women as a whole in the district.
Earlier, Executive Officer of Hailakandi Municipal Board Prodip Timung urged the SHGs to make all-out efforts towards alleviation of poverty.
Executive Officer of Lala Town Committee Jyotirmoy Daimary, vice chairman of Hailakandi Municipal Board Niyoti Banerjee and Manager, Urban, Mustafa Ahmed Laskar were present on the occasion.
The event was organised by the City Mission Management Unit of Hailakandi.