MUSSOORIE/ RUDRAPUR, Mar 13
Alok Kumar Pandey, the Chief Development Officer Rudrapur speaking during the one-day workshop organised under the aegis of National Livelihood Mission at Vikas Bhavan Rudrapur, on Tuesday said Self Help Groups (SHG’s) are an important means for women and the people from poor strata for attaining self-reliance, becoming self-empowered and improving their livelihood.
He said that the objectives of forming these SHG’s is to provide self-employment and increase the sources of income. He said that the SHG should be formed taking the economic and social balance into consideration so that they are able to prepare micro-credit plans according to their needs and aspirations. He said that for the effective management SHG should discuss with each other in a meeting that is called once a week. He assured that if the SHG’s would be provided loans according to their eligibility by linking them to various government schemes, on easy interests.
He said that several works to improve livelihood and all-round growth were being undertaken in the district. Any SHG can work according to its need and interest. The groups interested in setting up pisciculture (Fish farming) animal husbandry and horticulture projects would be joined with Debt telling under MNREGA. The Bamboo farming is being promoted under micro industry projects to avoid imports from other states added Alok Kumar.
A weekly Mahila Haat would be organised at Khatima where LED Lights manufactured by SHG’S be sold locally. The markets were filled with all kind of possibilities and groups should work according to their interest, needs and skills. He advised the groups to spend the amount collected under the SHG judiciously and with utmost honesty.
The SHG’S attending the workshop shared their experience on ways to improve the economic condition.
Ashish Kumar informed in the workshop about the ways to improve quality of water using water purifiers. Project director DRDA Himanshu Joshi, lead bank officer Madhusudan Suman, Project manager DRDA Ganga Arya, block mission director Mohhmad Iqbaal, Rajiv Sharma, Bhavna Saxena, Subash Shukla and others were present on the occasion.