FAIZUL HAQUE AND MAKAN BEGUM: A CASE STUDY

FAIZUL HAQUE AND MAKAN BEGUM: A CASE STUDY

FAIZUL HAQUE AND MAKAN BEGUM: A CASE STUDY

This is a case study of a poor and childless couple residing in Gakhirkhuapara village of Darrang district. Both Faizul Haque and his wife Maka Begum are illiterate and live in the fear of a grim future as they do not have any child and their source of income is meagre. Faizool Haqueis a traditional farmer with a land holding of only 2 bighas for cultivation. Apart from cultivation, he at times also works as a daily wage labourer.

Seeing their situation Sakhi Khairun Nessa approached them and informed them about the Moi Pragati Programme. They also attended an awareness programme conducted by the sakhi in which they got to know about various schemes that they were eligible to apply. They first applied for a PAN card and through the PAN card opened a bank account in the name of Makan Begum. After this, Makan Begum applied for the PMUY scheme and received the benefit.

Gradually they became confident and happy with their social upliftment. They approached Sakhi Khairun Nessa and once again applied for the Swahid Kushal Konwar Sarbajanin Bridha Pension Asoni in the name of Faizul Hoque and are planning to apply the same in the name of Makan Begum. The couple also applied for the Soubhagya scheme and Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi with the help of the sakhi and got the benefit. With the money of PMKSN he is planning to start a vegetable shop in their local market as he is growing old and his body does not support too much physical labour. Since he is illiterate he has asked Khairun Nessa to help him manage his business in the future and has been assured of any kind of help in terms of knowledge and handholding.

A marginal and old farmer who was struggling for his daily meal now can think about a good and prestigious life. Makan Begum now is able to get some free time for herself as she has to spend less time in the kitchen. She is making herself busy with her poultry and has started saving in her account for their future.