CORRESPONDENT DHEMAJI, Feb 11 - Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal accompanied by the State Panchayat & Rural Development minister (independent) Naba Kumar Doley, Lakhimpur MP Pradan Baruah and Dhemaji MLA Dr Ranoj Pegu formally launch the ‘Mukhya Mantri Krishi Sa Sajuli Yojana (Chief Minister Farm- Tool Scheme) and Farmers’ Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme at a function held at Dhemaji stadium here on Monday.
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal speaking after inauguration of the ‘Mukhya Mantrir Krishi Sa-Sajuli Yojana’ scheme at Dhemaji, on Monday. – UB Photos
Addressing a huge gathering on the occasion, Sonowal said that his government was putting special attention for the economic development of the rural farmers through implementing farm mechanisation schemes.
Sonowal also suggested to the educated youths to avail free training in the State government run Skill Training Centre and build their careers. “The State government has set up 240 Skill Development Centres (under Assam Skill Development Mission) and provides regular vocation training for the educated unemployed youths”, he added.
Under the scheme inaugurated today, Rs 5000 will be provided to each farmer as financial assistance for procurement of farm tools and implements. The amount will be transferred directly to the beneficiaries’ bank accounts through Direct Benefit Transfer mode, he informed.
The Government of Assam has targeted 5 lakh farmers across the State under the scheme.
Among others, MP Pradamn Baruah, Minister Naba Kr Doley and Dhemaji MLA Dr Ranoj Pegu highlighted various agriculture and financial schemes meant for poor and destitute initiated by the government.