Guwahati : The State Institute of Rural Development (SIRD) at Khanapara here has arranged institutional credit of Rs 40.48 crore for assisting 4,206 educated unemployed youth of 1,341 self-help groups (SHGs) to gainfully employ themselves in income-generating activities since November 2005 till June last under the Chief Minister’s Jeevan Jyoti Swaniyojan Yojana.
According to SIRD, it has also imparted training to 15,041 youth in management development, skill upgradation and application of technology for capacity building to undertake income-generating activities, the institution’s director K Kalita informed.
Further, the institute arranged improved training and exposure visits for 679 beneficiaries outside the State at national-level organisations like the Ahmedabad-based National Institute of Design; Central Institute of Post-Harvest Engineering Technology at Ludhiana, National Institute of Technical Teachers’ Training and Research at Chandigarh, University of Agricultural Science at Bangalore, Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur, National Institute of Dairy Research at Karnal and National Institute of Fashion Technology at Kolkata respectively.
Under the Yojana, a target has been fixed for assisting 15,000 youth of 5,000 SHGs of the State within four years with a total institutional credit of Rs 140 crore.
In all, training too will be imparted to around 25,000 youths. Rural or urban youth who have studied upto Class X and are within the age group of 18 to 37 years may avail benefits under the project, the release added.
Loan is usually sanctioned by the participating financial institutions only after considering, the aptitude, interest, eligibility, viability of activities, credit worthiness, service area, cluster approach, etc of the applicants.
The project is treated as demand-driven to ensure sustainability and continuity. Assistance from the State Government is in the form of margin money on 15 per cent basis of the schematic cost.
However, sanctions of loans are subject to fulfillment of terms set by the financial institutions.
In a tragic road mishap occurred this morning here at Rangiya Tiniali under Rangiya PS, a minor class I student Gitartha Talukdar received severe injuries when a very high speeding Tata winger vehicle hit him near Tinali railgate here on his way to school located just nearby by place of occurrence of the incident. A student of Rangiya Sankardev Sishu Nikatan, seriously injured Gitartha, was immediately rushed to Rangiya Poly Clinic & Hospital, later from where he shifted to Rangiya Civil Hospital. Most of the guardians, local people view driving was the cause of the incident, the fact which is turning a regular affair here at the locality. The commented no any action by Rangiya Police and traffic deptt seem taking no any steps from several days to check the menace of speedy vehicles by the vehicle users. Mentioanbly, several such accident already took place on this stretch of the road which is paving the way to East Bhutan, and also many innocents had lost their lives. It is urged by concerned citizens of the locality the intervention of concerned civil and Police administration of Rangiya to withstand the accident menace occurring here at the locality.
The All Bodo Students Union (ABSU) has warned for indefinite hunger strike if state and centre govt fail to distribute NRC form in Bodo language within June.
The students union staged two-hours sit in demonstration demanding NRC form in Bodo language in front of DC office beginning from 11 am today in Kokrajhar.
The demonstrators shouted slogans with banner, play cards demanding justice with distributing NRC form in Bodo language and justice of constitutional rights to the Bodo peoples.
The students union submitted a memorandum to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh through Kokrajhar deputy commissioner demnading early issue of NRC forms in Bodo language and extens helping hand to fill up in bOdo language.
Participating the demonstration, Lawrence Islary, general secretary of the students union slammed the state and centre for not initiating any step to distribute NRC forms in Bodo language as Bodo is one of the eight scheduled recognised language in the country.
He has alleged that government has been discriminating Bodos while giving recognizing of constitutional status in the fill up of NRC forms.
He told that the students union will organise indefinite hunger strike demanding of NRC form in Bodo language from first week of July next in protest against motherly step attitudes to the Bodo language in the state..
Following the footstep of Nilakshi Baishya, Daisy Bashishtha and Sahena Mirza who secured 3rd, 6th and 10th position respectively in the HS (Arts) from Darrang district under Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC), Pundarikaksha Das of Maharishi Vidya Mandir, Mangaldai has brought laurels to the undivided district of Darrang by securing Cumulative Grading Point Assessment (CGPA) 10 in Class X final examination under CBSE. He is the only student of the district to obtain this highest grade. A soft-spoken Pundarikaksha son of Dr. Naba Kumar Das and Malabika Das of New Colony in Mangaldai is the grand son of nonagenarian freedom fighter Pani Ram Das of Kalaigaon in Udalguri district.