TEZPUR, Sept 9 - The ceremonial distribution of revolving funds (RF) to SHG�s and ALFs under DAY-NULM was organised at the Hem Baruah Memorial Hall, here on Friday.
Around 350 members from 75 SHGs and 5 ALF attended the ceremonial distribution programme to formally receive the government aid. The event was attended by chairperson Tezpur Municipal Board, Puspa Deka, city Project Officer Kulen Sarmah, Vice Chairman, LDM, Director RSETI, Project Coordinator RGVN alongwith all the Ward Commissioners.
The dignitaries present in the event also paid tributes to the legendary bard Dr Bhupen Hazarika to commemorate his 91st birth anniversary. In the programme, around 60 trainees who underwent skill training in various trades under the EST&P component of DAY-NULM were also awarded certificates by the Regional Directorate of Apprenticeship Training (Govt of India).
It needs mention here that NULM registered SHG�s are mainly city-based financial intermediary committee s consisting of 10-20 local women from the same municipal ward having homogenous social and economic background. ALFs are Area Level Federations � a consortium of 10-20 local SHG�s from the same municipal ward or two nearby wards (in case of smaller ward area) which have been registered as ALF Cooperative Society Ltd. under the �Assam Cooperative Society Act�. The ALF group put up colourful display of the handmade products made up by different SHG groups, which are a means of their livelihood and entrepreneurial ventures.
On this day, CMMU Tezpur as per directives from the SMMU selected 75 SHG�s from the grading list who will get RF of Rs 10000 each and 5 ALF�s which have been registered under the �Assam Cooperative Society Act� who will get RF of Rs 50,000 each. The revolving fund (RF) assistance is given to SHG�s for internal landing among the group members. It provides economic assistance to SHG�s for starting income-generating activities. Under the scheme, SHG�s will be given Rs 10000 each as one-time assistance for economic activities. This amount actually acts as a corpus to meet the member�s credit need directly and as a catalytic capital for leveraging repeat finance. It is given to SHG�s that have been practising �Pancha Sutra� (Regular meeting, Regular saving, Regular inter loaning, Timely Repayments and up to date book of accounts).
Under the employment through skill training and placement (ESTP) component, CMMU Tezpur in the financial year 2016-2017 imparted skill training to a total of 100 students from all the available municipality areas under two trade course. A total of 52 students took training for �Sample Tailoring� and another 48 students took training for integrated course in �Hair, Skin & Makeup level 1� from 24/04/2016 -25/08/2016. Based on the assessment conducted by the Federation of Indian Women Entrepreneurs (FIWE), the students have been awarded the National Certificate in modular employable skill by the Regional Directorate of Apprenticeship Training (RDAT), Kolkata.
Puspa Deka, chairperson of Tezpur Municipality Board emphasised on women empowerment and urged the women to get engaged in individual and social activities to develop themselves and the society. She also asked the women to go for credit linkages for their uplift through income-generating activities. Regarding skill development, she called upon the youth to develop their skills so as to contribute to the society and the Prime Minister Vision of �Make in India� successful. The City Project Officer also in his speech urged the people to pledge to develop the society.
KOKRAJHAR: The ceremonial distribution of revolving fund to Self Help Groups (SHG) and Area Level Federation (ALF) under Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana � National Urban Livelihood Mission (DAY-NULM) was held recently at Basic Training Centre here at Kokrajhar.
Minister of State, Forest & Environment, Pramila Rani Brahma attended the programme as the chief guest. Uma Rani Brahma, chairman, Kokrajhar Subdivision ST Development Board, Bishnu Narzary, chairman, Kokrajhar Municipality Board among others also attended the programme which was chaired by Shiladitya Narzary, City Project Manager, Social Development & Infrastructure, NULM Kokrajhar besides more than 500 SHG members and skill training providers.
In the programme, 50 SHG�s and 2 ALF�s were ceremonially distributed the revolving fund of Rs 10,000 and Rs 50,000/- each respectively. Certificates for the skill trainees were also distributed who had completed the training under different trades of EST&P component of DAY-NULM.
It may be mentioned here that till date 153 SHGs have been registered under DAY-NULM, Kokrajhar and already 70 have been given revolving funds.
Speaking on the occasion, the chief guest emphasised on women empowerment through different sources and credit linkages for the uplift of their income-generating activities.