CM Dr. Manik Saha inaugurates 17th regional Saras Fair

Agartala, Nov 18: Chief Minister Dr. Manik Saha Friday inaugurated the 17th regional Saras fair here at Agartala Hapania international ground and pitched for women empowerment. He said that the government is working to make the rural women self-reliant aiming to boost to the rural economy and enhance the livelihood of the women in the rural pockets of the state. Dr. Saha said, “Since 2018-19 financial year as many as 3,45,000 rural women are indulged with the Self-Help Groups (SHGs) in the state, whereas the figure of the women participation rested at only 39,824 till 2017-18 financial year.” He said that the present government is focused on building self-reliant and ‘Atmanirbhar Tripura’.

“Under the rule of this present government the number of SHGs has been  increased from 4153 to 38,657 i.e the number has been increased by around 9.30% during the last four and half years. The present government has invested Rs. 347.61 crore as revolvers nag fund for building SHGs in Tripura which earlier during the time of previous government it was only Rs. 32.67 crore,” he said. He continued figuring out the achievement of the BJP led coalition government in empower rural women and said, “During the four and half years of the present government, bank loan amounting to 560.36 crore was provided to the SHG women whereas the loan amounting to Rs. 4.96 crore was provided during the previous government till 2017-18 financial year.”

“Due to the lack of will power of the previous government the rural women were deprived at large, but soon after assuming the power the BJP government in Tripura has started working for the women empowerment and accordingly the government also dived towards building self-reliant Tripura with larger participation of rural women,” he said, adding that government is also working to strengthen the bridge between government and the citizens of the state so that the welfare schemes of both the state and the centre reach to the last man of the society.

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