Performance of some groups far from satisfactory: Collector
Udhagamandalam: Self-help Groups (SHGs) should function efficiently, said the Nilgiris Collector Archana Patnaik at Kengarai near Kotagiri on Wednesday.
Presiding over a grievances redressal mass contact programme, she said that while some of the groups are doing well and making a mark for themselves, the performance of many others was far from satisfactory.
She urged them to pull up their socks and tone up their functioning with the help of the officials concerned.
Pointing out that the government is implementing a number of welfare schemes and creating infrastructural facilities for the benefit of various sections of the society, she said that the people should make the optimum use of them.
The Project Officer, Mahalir Thittam, D.F.Dhanraj said that self help groups should organize themselves in such a manner that they would become eligible for financial assistance in various forms not only from the government but also from financial institutions.
The Special Deputy Collector, Mohandas welcomed the gathering.
On the occasion, Ms.Patnaik distributed welfare assistance including old age pension and marriage assistance to some persons and community certificates to 86 tribals in Mettukkal, Chedikkal, Pambarai and Selarai.