Goalpara, Aug. 11: The ruling Congress today assured the people they would implement the Food Security Ordinance, which is expected to benefit 75 per cent of the poor in rural areas and 50 per cent of their urban counterparts.
Addressing the executive meeting of Goalpara district Congress committee here today, AICC secretary in charge of Assam, Avinash Pande, said Assam had enough resources, which if utilised properly, could pave the way for development.
“We know the people of Assam are energetic and hard-working. But a few years back, some people tried to create disturbance in the state. They do not want development. Since the past 12 years, many schemes have been implemented under the Congress government. However, the beneficiaries have been deprived as they could get only 10 per cent benefit from the schemes owing to middlemen. Therefore, we decided to provide the benefits directly through bank accounts,” Pande said.
The state government will roll out the National Food Security Scheme on November 19. A group of ministers, headed by cabinet minister Prithibi Majhi, is working out the modalities to implement the scheme.
“The ordinance will benefit our candidates. If we can include 75 per cent people under the scheme and 70 per cent of them support us, no party can stop us from winning the elections. Our government has ushered in a new revolution in India as well as in Assam. The Congress has implemented several schemes to provide constitutional rights to the people,” Assam Congress president Bhubaneswar Kalita said.