Project agencies take financial inclusion concept to citizens
Dimapur, Feb. 9 (EMN): The Nagaland State Rural livelihoods Mission (NSRLM) of the Rural Development establishment for Kiphire district organised a two-day financial inclusion-themed programme on February 3 and the 4th in association with various other departments.
According to a press release that was received here, a block programme manager, Ripise T Sangtam, gave an overview of NSRLM’s work in Kiphire. Resource persons from the line departments of Social Welfare, Agriculture, National Health Mission, and Labour, and the State bank of India at Kiphire attended the programme highlighting different schemes and benefits to the public and self help groups in particular, it was informed.
Matters about the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana health card was taught to the gathering by Limawati Sangtam, a district programme manager, while an officials of the SBI at Kiphire, Sarei Muinao, spoke about the benefits of various government schemes.
Likewise, S Yangkhumong of the department of Agriculture spoke about the PM-Kisan programme, and asked the self help group members to avail the welfare schemes. Members of the department of Social Welfare and Labour also spoke about various health and Insurance schemes to the gathering, the press release stated.
Further, Rothrongki, a labour inspector, spoke about pension schemes for poor labourers in the unorganised sector. Those eligible are from the ages 18 to 40 years. When the beneficiary attains the age of 60 years he or she will get a monthly pension of INR 3000 per month, the gathering was told.
Resource persons exhorted the women self help groups to focus on their works and to give more importance to their livelihoods, according to the press release.
Other topics that were discussed during the programme included social security schemes. Members of self help groups were urged to open Individual bank accounts in order for them to avail services and schemes, the updates stated.
More than 400 participants from 22 villages attended the programme, the press release stated.