Assam to support budding entrepreneurs from low-income families

  • | Friday | 22nd September, 2023

Guwahati: Assam will soon launch a mission, Mukhyamantrir Atmanirbhar Asom Abhiyan, to promote two lakh micro-entrepreneur youths of BPL and low-income families over the next two years with monetary and policy support.Chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday announced on X that this soon-to-be launched initiative will support our budding youth in their entrepreneurial journey through robust monetary and policy support.The beneficiary, besides being a permanent resident of Assam and aged between 18 and 45 years, should have at least passed Class 10 and have basic skills and knowledge to undertake income-generating activities (ITI, diploma). They should not have defaulted any loan and should not belong to a family of government service holder or pensioner. Only one member per family is eligible for the benefits and each must be registered in employment exchange before April 1, 2023.Under this scheme, income-generating activities like self-employment after professional courses, agriculture and horticulture, fisheries, poultry and dairy, packaging, readymade garments, plantation, wood-based industries, stationery, fabrication and hardware will be covered.The beneficiaries, as per their eligibility, will receive Rs 2 lakh, Rs 3 lakh or Rs 5 lakh in two instalments in a mix of government grant and interest-free government loan. They will be given a months training in educational and skill training institutions for enhancing entrepreneurship, management and accounting skills during which a stipend of Rs 10,000 will be granted.We also published the following articles recentlyRahul Gandhi will have to travel to Moon to become PM: Assam CM Himanta Biswa SarmaAssam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma criticized the INDIA bloc and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, suggesting that if Gandhi wants to be Prime Minister, he should go to the moon. Sarma also claimed that Narendra Modi will be the Prime Minister in 2024. He stated that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has no hope in the alliance and will be left isolated. Sarma further accused Congress of being behind the controversy over Sanatana Dharma and called on people to punish Congress in the next elections. He also criticized the INDIA bloc for boycotting journalists, stating that they have shown their intolerant attitude.Assam CM Himanta Sarma launches campaign to plant 1 crore saplings in AssamAssam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma aims to set a new world record by planting one crore saplings in the state. The Amrit Brikshya Andolan initiative will increase green cover and boost the local economy, as commercial trees will be planted. Sarma plans to plant 8 crore seedlings next year and another 10 crore saplings in 2025. He believes the survival rate of the saplings will be high as they are being planted by private households who have an interest in nurturing them for future returns.12 lakh affected by floods in Assam this year: MinisterOver 12 lakh people have been affected by floods in Assam this year, with more than 23,000 houses and 37 embankments damaged. The floods have also resulted in the deaths of 16,663 animals. The state government has sanctioned funds for relief and rehabilitation efforts.

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