Dhanbad, April 24: With the second share of the central funds to the tune of Rs 145.78 lakh in kitty under the Swarnajayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana, Dhanbad will soon start the infrastructure development and training of self-help groups (SHGs).
Thirteen districts of the state have received the second instalment of Rs 13.534 crore from the Centre for completing the implementation of the rural development scheme started in the 2007-08 fiscal. The beneficiaries are Bokaro (Rs 158.56 lakh), Chatra (Rs 84.82 lakh), Deoghar (Rs 6.07 lakh), Dhanbad (Rs 145.78 lakh), Dumka (Rs 209.72 lakh), East Singhbhum (Rs 26.72 lakh), Garhwa (Rs 45.48 lakh), Godda (Rs 42.03 lakh), Gumla (Rs 157.29 lakh), Pakur (Rs 14.50 lakh), Ranchi (Rs 130.34 lakh), West Singhbhum (Rs 248.92 lakh) and Simdega (Rs 19.11 lakh).
The Union ministry of rural development gave Rs 33.68 crore to Orissa (Rs 4.233 crore) Uttar Pradesh (Rs 14.527 crore), Madhya Pradesh (Rs 1.295 crore) and Jharkhand (Rs 13.534 crore) during 2007-08. According to the Dhanbad district rural development authority (DRDA), the total fund (including the first instalment) that Dhanbad has received so far is Rs 5.6 crore from the Centre and Rs 168 lakh from the state. Ten per cent of the amount was used to train SHGs and 20 per cent on infrastructure development. The rest was used for loan subsidy. With the first instalment, SHGs were trained in vegetable farming, animal husbandry and fishery. “In 2007-2008 we used some of the amount. This year we will be using the rest, for which planning is on,” DRDA director Naresh Prasad said.