DHAKA, July 25, 2018 (BSS) – Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives Minister Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain today urged the deputy commissioners (DCs) to give more attention to the implementation of ‘Ekti Bari Ekti Khamar’ (One House One Firm) project to make the poor people self-reliant.
“Ekti Bari Ekti Khamar’ is a unique project of the government. The government is implementing the project to make the marginal people self-reliant through small savings instead of loan,” he said, speaking at a meeting with the heads of country’s district administrations on the second day of three-day DC Conference at the Cabinet Division here.
Mosharraf said the ‘Ekti Bari Ekti Khamar’ project will be continued until the alleviation of poverty.
He said a total of 60,615 associations (samity) will be formed across the country under the project within 2020 and the members of those associations will be around 3 crore.
The minister said the DCs could play a vital role in improving the living standard of the common people as they are working at the field level.
Noting the continuous success of implementing Annual Development Programme (ADP) of the ministry, Mosharraf said, “The deputy commissioners are also equal partners of the success and it was possible for your monitoring, coordination and skilled administrative role.”
The minister said there is no lack of coordination between the LGRD ministry and the district administrations. LGRD ministry and administrations are working jointly to implement the development programmes, he added.
The DCs suggested strengthening union parishads (council), modernization of village police, setting up modern children parks in every city, district and upazila and waste treatment plant at Cumilla and Barishal city corporation areas.