Chief Minister of Assam, Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday announced that Micro-finance loan waivers would only be eligible for the underprivileged women.
“In every rally, I had said that every poor woman would be given micro-finance help. If you want, you can watch video clippings. So whatever we do we have to do for the poor and helpless lot,” CM Sarma said while speaking to the media.
The waiver of micro-loans will have several terms and conditions and it only makes sense for the poorer sections to avail the benefit, the Chief Minister added.
The CM further went on to say that the lives of around 22 lakh women in the state will be benefited by the scheme “either through incentive or relief. The rich women of the state should be completely excluded from the scheme.