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Cachar district received National Silver SKOCH award

SATANANDA BHATTACHARJEE

SILCHAR, July 15,The Cachar district of Barak Valley in South Assam has got the prestigious National Silver SKOCH award under health category on the project called ” Pushti Nirbhor”.It can be mentioned here that “Pushti Nirbhor” is a convergence project with transformation and Development along with Panchayat and Rural Development Department in one of the” Axom Adarxo Gram yojana” village’s name Dinnathpur Bagicha near Indo-Bangladesh Border under Katigorah, Cachar District of Assam.The prime objectives were to train the villagers towards becoming self reliant especially during pandemic situation,to explore the household Nutri gardens and earn the marketing value and to meet up nutritional need of the families.
It is worth mentioning that 30,000 number of seedlings using various technologies have been distributed amongst 140 no of beneficiaries in order to adopt Nutri-gardens, moreover, seedlings of fruits, vegetables and herbals have been disbursed to 40 number of job card holder families with 75 Mandays payments for each household of the said village. With strict adherence to covid protocols a brief programme was organised on the occasion by the planning and Development Branch, Cachar  to celebrate the achievement and to mark the occasion a cake was also cut  by the Deputy Commissioner of Cachar Keerthi Jalli in presence of District Development Commissioner Cachar Rajib Roy, Additional Deputy  Commissioner Cachar, Eldrad Faiherm, senior Planning Officer Ruli Daulagaphu and other officials at the chamber of the Deputy Commissioner Cachar here on Wednesday.Speaking on the occasion Deputy Commissioner Cachar Keerthi jalli said “Convergence in Government is an eternal pursuit and an ever elusive dream, We wanted to develop a work model, where every department will work in convergence towards a common achievement. Under Assam Adarsh Gramin Yojna, we wanted to develop a village adjacent to Bangladesh border at Cachar district and make it self-reliant, specially the women”.  While briefing about the success story Jalli said “District Administration Cachar has set an example of a convergence project taken up under Axom Adarxo Gram yojana in the Indo Bangladesh border to develop the people of the adjacent village Dinnathpur Bagicha under Katigorah with a aim to make them self reliant, especially women for development of their own market”.
“Fortunately the G.P president of the said village is also  a woman which has made it possible to take up the scheme,the scheme was taken up for reducing malnutrition in the village” She added.
“We launched different projects like Poshan abhiyan, work under MNREGAWe undertook a project, Nutri garden.We presented it in national level competition and it’s a matter of pride that after level of elimination round, we won the silver medal. We are here today to celebrate the occasion and also to otivate ourself to continue such model in other areas too” she mentioned.
“The entire team has been working hard since last April and going through various levels of competitions,it took long way to come out with flying colours,the last competition held on 3rd July through voting sessions followed by webinar consultation and the result has been declared on 3rd July revealing that the District Administration Cachar has won the National Silver SKOCH award under health category” Jalli quipped. 
Deputy commissioner also congratulated the entire team for responsible for receiving the award on behalf of District Administration Cachar.
Earlier,District Development Commissioner ,Cachar, Rajib Roy and Additional Deputy Commissioner Cachar Eldrad Faiherm also made relevant speech on the occasion and congratulated the Deputy Commissioner on her achievement.Later, Deputy Commissioner Cachar Keerthi jalli was honoured and felicitated by GP president of Dinnathpur Bagicha and handed over various vegetables and fruits from the nutri garden of the respective GP as a token of appreciation.

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