GHMC plans to bolster selfhelp groups in city

6 Sep 2019 admin

first_imgHyderabad: The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) Commissioner M Dana Kishore on Tuesday said GHMC would strengthen the self-help groups (SHGs) financially.Addressing a meeting with the SHG members in city, he said GHMC would purchase lots of vehicles every year and this year they would procure new vehicles through SHGs and get them on the lease, which would help them become financially strong. Also Read – Hyderabad: Intermediate student dies of cardiac arrest in class Advertise With Us The Commissioner said there around 4.5 lakh women enrolled with 45,000 SHGs as members. GHMC would provide the Rs 25 lakh loan to each group towards purchase of trucks, mini lorries etc., he said. 200 more basti dawakhanas soonTo help the poor, the Commissioner said they would open 200 more basti dawakhanas in city within three months. “Now there as many as 105 basti dawakhanas operating in the city limits and we have set up women health associations to monitor the implementation of the health programmes in city, which are launched by the government,” he said. “Last year we provided Rs 376 crore bank loans to the self-help groups in city limits and GHMC would be taking all the measures to provide some more Rs 600 crore loans this year,” he added. Additional Commissioner Sikta Patnaiak, Secunderabad zonal commissioner Raghuvar and others were present at the meeting.last_img

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