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Economic Development Programme (EDP):    

This programme aims at enhancing the socio-economic status of target groups by way of giving grants either in kind or in cash to the selected beneficiaries. Selection of beneficiaries is effected by a Beneficiary Selection Committee constituted by the Government. Individuals/households belonging to Economically Weaker Section (EWS) shall be eligible under these scheme and applicants shall submit a certificate from the SDC/SDO/DC concerned certifying their eligibility under EWS. Fishery; Vegetable Farming; Irrigation Pump Set; Poultry; Tailoring, Embroidery; Carpentry; etc. are implemented under EDP. Work Advisory Board (WAB) of the Department approves the work programme annually.

  1. Skill Development Programme (SDP):

This programme aims at enhancing the skill of the target groups by giving training in income generating schemes/trades. Fund is allotted in the Budget Estimate of the Directorate in each year for this purpose. Individuals/households belonging to the Economically Weaker Section shall be eligible to apply for the scheme. Skill trainings like Bamboo Craft; Paramedical; Embroidery; Tailoring; Hospitality; Reed Making; DTP Computer Training and Banana/Pineapple Fibre Craft etc. are given to the selected beneficiaries. Work Advisory Board (WAB) of the Department approves the work programme annually.

  1. Health:

Under this scheme, efforts are made to improve the health of marginalized groups in the society. It was re-christened “Chief Minister’s Laiyeng Shen” in 2017-18 for extending financial assistance to widows only. An amount of Rs. 15,000/- will be given to each selected beneficiary for their medical treatment. The state Government has decided to discontinue with the widow’s health scheme as a much better health scheme called “Chief Minister’s Tengbang Shen” has already been introduced by the State Government.

  1. Coaching Programme:

Remedial coaching to OBC & SC students for English, Mathematics and Science subjects was taken up since 2013-2014. It has been re-christened as “CM’s Lairik Heiminnashi” from 2017-18 onwards and it shall be implemented only in Government Schools.

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