Assam Chief Minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday, May 28, chaired a meeting at Assam Administrative Staff College to review preparedness for launching of Orunudoi and Re-SVAYEM schemes in Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR). The Chief Minister directed the district administration of Kokrajhar, Chirang, Baksa and Udalguri districts to take necessary steps to implement the schemes and finalize lists of beneficiaries for both Orunudoi and Re-SVAYEM schemes. He also asked the officials to consult with the public representatives in preparing the beneficiary list for their respective areas.
The two flagship schemes of the Assam government – Orunudoi and Re-SVAYEM will be launched across the four districts of Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) . The two schemes could not be launched in BTR earlier owing to the elections in BTAD and then the general elections.
Under the Orunudoi scheme, the economically weaker families of the Bodoland Territorial Region(BTR) will receive financial assistance of Rs 830 per month through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) mode to the bank account of the nominated woman of each family for household expenditure. The Chief Minister asked to launch Orunudoi in Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) from next month.
Under the Re-SVAYEM scheme, seed money and working capital of Rs 50,000 in two tranches will be given to identified members of enterprising groups of BTR for undertaking economic activities or for expanding their current business at the grassroots level. Various aspects were discussed for the implementation of Re-SVAYEM scheme. The Chief Minister instructed to complete all necessary works at the earliest for the launch of Re-SVAYEM in BTR within June.
The Deputy Commissioners of all the four districts informed the Chief Minister regarding the statistics of beneficiaries, current status of schemes. Handloom and Textiles Minister U.G. Brahma, Urban Development Department Minister Ashok Singhal, BTR Chief Pramod Boro, MP Dileep Saikia, Political Secretary to the Chief Minister Jayanta Malla Baruah and senior officials were present in the meeting.