DERGAON, Aug 23 - Due to the lockdown following the COVID-19 pandemic, all economic sectors including agriculture, construction, tourism, were badly paralysed across the State, and this has created challenges in earning a livelihood. But some youths are trying their best to do something amidst the pandemic situation. Several hardworking youths in Golaghat district have been praised by the Deputy Commissioner and he has now arranged financial assistance to help them out.
Mriganka Madhab Bora, an industrial diploma holder at Kamarbandha, has developed an innovative low-cost incubator and another machine to look after chicks. During the lockdown, owners of poultry farms were in a dilemma to get chicks from outside the State or how to take care of them. But the innovative machines have now become a solution to their worries.
DC Bibhash Chandra Modi along with bank manager Bidyut Khataniar and veterinary officer Dr Girin Konwar visited Mriganka�s house, and after being satisfied with his efforts, the DC directed the bank manager to arrange a loan for Mriganka.
The DC also visited the poultry farms of Dharmeswar Bora and Kuldip Bora and a goat farm of Namita Hazarika at Bokolai.
Nabarun Gogoi, another industrious youth, has developed a food processing unit at Bagarijeng, and was able to process fruit juice and jam to meet the local requirements during the lockdown.
He has also enrolled several youths in his unit and several others in the supply chain. He has now received a loan of Rs 9.17 lakh through Canara Bank under the Prime Minister�s Employment Generation Scheme.
Talking to The Assam Tribune, DC Modi said the district administration was keen to assist youths with innovative ideas, and who were focused on employment generation amidst the lockdown. �Youths with innovation who created employment for others are the real architects of Atmanirbhar Bharat,� he said. �The administration is always ready to help such youths at any cost to make the State a prosperous one,� he said.