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Rs 24,199 lakh for State Rural Livelihood Mission

By Staff reporter

GUWAHATI, March 17 � An amount of Rs 24,199.78 lakh will be spent on implementation of the National Rural Livelihood Mission in Assam for the coming financial year. This decision was taken in the first meeting of the general body of the Assam State Rural Livelihood Mission Society, which was held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today.

An official release said that the aim of the mission is to improve the standard of living of the people living below the poverty line by providing them gainful self employment opportunities. The release said that the total BPL households in Assam as per a survey conducted in 2002 was 18,72,809.

The programmed will be implemented in 42 intensive blocks and177 non intensive blocks of the state and today�s meeting discussed the state�s plan to implement the same. The meeting also discussed a plan to appoint staff on contractual basis for the implementation of the plan and the Chief Minister said that he would take personal interest to rope in best talents for successful implementation of the programmed.

The Joint Secretary, Rural Development of the Government of India, T Vijay Kumar called for focused attention on capacity building, and said that the Government would have to play the role of facilitators.

The Commissioner and Secretary, Panchayat and Rural Development, Archana Verma said that the state has initially being demarcated into seven zones on the basis of socio economic, agro climatic, cultural and historical factors and one district has been selected from each zone.

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Rs 24,199 lakh for State Rural Livelihood Mission

GUWAHATI, March 17 � An amount of Rs 24,199.78 lakh will be spent on implementation of the National Rural Livelihood Mission in Assam for the coming financial year. This decision was taken in the first meeting of the general body of the Assam State Rural Livelihood Mission Society, which was held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today.

An official release said that the aim of the mission is to improve the standard of living of the people living below the poverty line by providing them gainful self employment opportunities. The release said that the total BPL households in Assam as per a survey conducted in 2002 was 18,72,809.

The programmed will be implemented in 42 intensive blocks and177 non intensive blocks of the state and today�s meeting discussed the state�s plan to implement the same. The meeting also discussed a plan to appoint staff on contractual basis for the implementation of the plan and the Chief Minister said that he would take personal interest to rope in best talents for successful implementation of the programmed.

The Joint Secretary, Rural Development of the Government of India, T Vijay Kumar called for focused attention on capacity building, and said that the Government would have to play the role of facilitators.

The Commissioner and Secretary, Panchayat and Rural Development, Archana Verma said that the state has initially being demarcated into seven zones on the basis of socio economic, agro climatic, cultural and historical factors and one district has been selected from each zone.

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