Swanirbhar Naari - Atmanirbhar Asom Scheme 2020 launched by CM Sarbanand Sonowal for economically disadvantaged women, around 4 lakh families to benefit in 1st phase of Swarnirbhar Nari - Atmanirbhar Assam Scheme, approx. 3.72 lakh sustainable individual and 822 community assets to be created.
The Swanirbhar Nari – Atmanirbhar Assam Scheme would be implemented under MGNREGA with the convergence of schemes of various state departments and missions. It includes Assam State Rural Livelihood Mission, Agriculture & Horticulture, Fishery, Environment & Forest, Handloom and Textiles, Sericulture, Veterinary, and Animal Husbandry, etc.
Asset Creation in Atmanirbhar Assam Scheme
In the case of individual asset creation, 5 identified activities would be implemented across all Development Blocks. For community asset creation, 20 activities would be implemented in selected Development Blocks. In addition to this, monitoring committees from panchayats up to State level would be constituted for effective implementation of the scheme.
Need for Swamirbhar Naari Scheme
Many women personalities like Sati Joymati, Sati Sadhani, Kanaklata Baruah, Magri Orang, Indira Miri have exemplified women's power in the Assam state. CM mentioned that women of the Assam state are very hardworking and even urged them to show utmost commitment in implementing the Swanirbhar Naari – Atmanirbhar Asom Scheme.
Implementation of Swanirbhar Naari – Atmanirbhar Asom Scheme
CM has underlined the role of PRI representatives in ensuring the effective implementation of the Swanirbhar Naari – Atmanirbhar Asom Scheme. Chief Minister called upon PRI representatives to extend full cooperation to the women SHG beneficiaries. It would enable PRI representatives to perform their duties with honesty, sincerity, and dedication. Assam govt. will take strict action against panchayats found to be involved in corrupt practices, anomalies, or negligence while implementing the scheme.
CM also announced awards to the first 3 best performing panchayats to the tune of Rs. 3 lakh, 2 lakh, and 1 lakh each. CM said that the Swanirbhar Naari – Atmanirbhar Asom Scheme is a big initiative for women empowerment. CM urged all departments to act responsibly and extend full cooperation to the panchayat and rural development department. The present state government has unleashed efforts to ensure equal development across the state. Exemplary steps have been taken to safeguard the rights of the indigenous people through the distribution of land pattas to over 1 lakh local landless families.
Efforts were on to provide land pattas to small tea growers of the state and eviction drives were carried out against encroachers for the preservation of satras, namghars, and other religious institutions. Furthermore, Assam govt. is making consistent efforts to make the state free of corruption, illegal migration, insurgency, and pollution.