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Punjab to empower self help groups: Maluka

Sikander S MalukaChandigarh, February 1, 2015 (Yes Punjab News)

The Punjab Government has chalked out a comprehensive plan to empower the self help groups to generate self-employment opportunities for BPL families.


Disclosing this here today Rural Development & Panchayat Minister, Punjab Mr.Sikandar Singh Maluka said that in the first phase the rural development department would launch a drive to generate awareness amongst the people about the platform of self –help group .He said that for this purpose NGO’s , Social workers ,youngster are being involved to educate the people  regarding new opportunity of self employment . He said that the State Rural livelihood Mission Society has been finalized that would go into the details of  the necessities  of BPL families at grass root level and provide them  credit, financial services to get permanent source of income.


Divulging more information He said that under this program central and state government have already released funds in the ratio of 75:25 to empowered self-help groups registered with the state government.


Under State Rural livelihood Mission Society following NRLM to provide facilities for self-help groups, a  Pilot project has been started in 12 blocks of five districts-Gurdaspur, Tarntaran, Ferozpur, Patiala and Sangrur and now this project would be extended in whole state.

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