CM hands over financial aid to 156 beneficiaries

Friday, Sep 30, 2022 08:15 [IST]

Last Update: Friday, Sep 30, 2022 02:36 [IST]

CM hands over financial aid to 156 beneficiaries

GANGTOK, (IPR): In a programme held at Samman Bhawan on Thrusday, Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang distributed financial aid in various avenues to the beneficiaries, from the Chief Minister's Discretionary Grant (CMDG) and CMRF.
A total of 156 beneficiaries including students, entrepreneurs, NGOs and schools were handed away cheques for them to progress and prosper in various sectors. The aid was also distributed for house upgradation, renovation, piggery farming, homestay construction, Self-Help Groups, protective wall and more.
The Chief Minister stated, “Since the formation of our government, we are regularly assisting people with grants under CMDG and CMRF in setting up businesses and improving infrastructure, including religious buildings and higher education.”
The beneficiaries also included students pursuing BA, BSc, B. Tech, M. Tech, B.Com, Ph.D scholars coaching for NET and other courses. The aid is provided through cheques to maintain transparency, he added.
He also informed that the government is assisting public through the Chief Minister's Relief Fund (CMRF), providing instant relief for medical purposes. He urged the beneficiaries to utilize the funds for the specified purposes for their progress.
Earlier, the State Bank of Sikkim handed the dividend cheque to the Chief Minister.
The Chief Minister expressed his gratitude for the kind gesture of the SBS towards the Government of Sikkim.

Sikkim at a Glance

  • Area: 7096 Sq Kms
  • Capital: Gangtok
  • Altitude: 5,840 ft
  • Population: 6.10 Lakhs
  • Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 to over 28,509 ft above sea level
  • Climate:
  • Summer: Min- 13°C - Max 21°C
  • Winter: Min- 0.48°C - Max 13°C
  • Rainfall: 325 cms per annum
  • Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi