BY TC News Desk
Agartala, August 09: Highlighting the crucial role played by Self Help Groups (SHGs) in the state’s rural economic development, Transport and Tourism Minister Sushanta Chowdhury underscored the State Government’s concerted efforts towards fostering self-reliance among SHG members.
Minister Chowdhury expressed these sentiments during a felicitation event held at Agni Bina Hall in Jirania on Wednesday.
The occasion marked the honoring of Transport and Tourism Minister Sushanta Chowdhury by members of the Jirania Nagar Panchayat’s SHGs. The minister lauded the instrumental role of SHGs in the growth of the region’s economy and articulated the government’s commitment to ensuring the self-sufficiency of SHG members.
Within the Jirania Nagar Panchayat area alone, there exist 82 active self-help groups. Minister Chowdhury voiced his vision for the expansion of SHGs within the panchayat, with an eye on bolstering the area’s financial foundation through the empowerment of local communities.
Ratan Kumar Das, Chairperson of Jirania Nagar Panchayat, emphasized the State Government’s dedicated focus on women’s empowerment. Pritam Debnath, Vice Chairman of Jirania Panchayat Samiti, echoed the sentiment, highlighting the vital role SHGs play not only in rural but also urban economic development.
The event saw the presence of notable dignitaries including Jirania Panchayat Samiti Chairman Manju Das and Nagar Panchayat Vice Chairperson Rita Das. As a token of appreciation, representatives from the self-help groups presented Minister Sushanta Chowdhury with souvenirs.
Minister Chowdhury’s recognition of SHGs’ pivotal contributions and commitment to their self-reliance resonated throughout the gathering, emphasizing the government’s commitment to fostering economic growth and empowerment at the grassroots level.