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The Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC), Tuliram Ronghang, distributed cheques as the first instalment of the Redesigned Swami Vivekananda Assam Youth Empowerment (Re- SVAYEM) scheme to local youths for promoting income-generating activities during a programme at Karbi People’s Hall in Taralangso on Friday.
The Karbi Anglong District Administration organised the programme.
While addressing the gathering, the CEM said, “It is a state government’s flagship scheme for developing income-generating activities to youths. In Karbi Anglong, 2,304 youths from 273 Self-Help Groups (SHGs) will benefit from the scheme.”
Under the Re-SVAYEM scheme, every youth would benefit from a financial help of Rs 50,000. In first instalment they will receive Rs 30, 000 and Rs 20, 000 in the second instalment,” Ronghang said.
Turning his attention to the Diphu Medical College, Ronghang said, “With Rs 194 crore, the construction work of Diphu Medical College has started. From February 2, the class will begin, and Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Assam Health Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma will formally inaugurate the classes.”
“In Hamren, West Karbi Anglong, a 200 bedded hospital and Civil Hospital at Bokajan will be set up,” he said.
“In Karbi Anglong there was only one Government College, but now the state government has set-up one more government college Deithor Government College. Rs 24 crore has been sanctioned for the construction of four Residential schools,” he added.
(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)