'SKDRDP aims at overall development'

Addressing the zonal level convention of Pragathi Bandhus on Sunday at Balehonnur, he said that over 16,000 SHGs have been formed in the district over the last eight months. He said that loans were given to the members within three months of starting the project and they have a target of dispersing Rs 150 crore as loans. At present, there are 480 Pragathi bandhu groups with 35,000 male members. These groups have done savings of Rs 12 crore.
“A special grant of Rs 2 crore has been released to the district, which will be utilised for construction of toilets, bio gas plant and other activities, he said and called upon the people to stand against liquor in the district.

Earlier inaugurating the programme, Chief Whip in the State Assembly D N Jeevaraj said that  the project has brought about a change in the society as it has made men and women more confident and self dependent.

“The dream of Mahatma Gandhi with regard to amelioration of rural India is being realised through SKDRDP,” said Jeevaraj.

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