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4 lakh fake job cards scrapped

GUWAHATI: The Assam Government on Friday confirmed cancellation of 4 lakh job card which the panchayat rural development department identified as fake. The department officials apprised it to chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal who reviewed functionings on Thursday.

The officials informed the chief minister that during the current fiscal, 87,299 self help groups have been formed against 20,762 SHGs during 2016-17. He was told that steps were on for imparting training and till January this year, personnel of 68,827 SHGs have been trained.

 Sonowal instructed the officials to ensure quality and error-free implementation of all the schemes to transform the rural areas of the state. He, further, stressed inclusion of college or university teachers and local opinion leaders besides departmental officials in the village meetings under the Amar Gaon Amar Achoni (AGAA).

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