Jamshedpur: Funds worth Rs 7.08 crore were distributed among as many as 60 self help groups and 324 individual beneficiaries under Chief Ministerís Scheduled Tribe Village Development Scheme at the Garib Kalyan Mela organized at Town Hall, Sidhgora, on Saturday.
Each individual beneficiary among the 324 unemployed matriculate youths who came from the 11 blocks of East Singhbhum was given financial assistance amount of Rs 2 lakh. The self help groups were given Rs 1 lakh each, said the MP of Jamshedpur Vidyut Varan Mahato who inaugurated the Garib Kalyan Mela.
In his address, the MP said the state government had given financial assistance to the self help groups and unemployed youths in a bid to make them self reliant by funding various profit and job-oriented activities by them. He said the funds should be utilized properly so that everyone associated with the self help groups and the individual beneficiaries could reap its benefits.
Welcoming everyone present to the event, the deputy commissioner (DC) of East Singhbhum Amit Kumar said that welfare of tribal people was top on the priority list of the state government. He said the funds were provided with the view to help the self help groups and the unemployed youths in starting an enterprise for their bright future.
Also present on the occasion was the MLA of Ghatsila Laxman Tudu. He said the youths should utilize the funds given by the government and will also have to start an enterprise keeping in mind the market demand of the present times.
He advised the youths not be worried by the fear of losses in the business or be misled by anticipation of huge profits. Rather, the youths should carry on with their enterprise with an optimistic approach, he said.
Among others present at the event included the MLA of Potka Menka Sardar, Zila Parishad chairperson Bulu Rani Singh, SDO Suraj Kumar and the director of ITDA Project Parmeshwar Bhagat.
Out of the 324 individual beneficiaries, 30 belong to Jamshedpur block and out of the 60 self help groups, six are from Jamshedpur.