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SDD launches skill training for women SHGs across J&K 

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Srinagar: To impart income generation skill training to women members of Self Help Groups, the Skill Development Department today launched a training programme for them at ITIs and Polytechnic Colleges across Jammu and Kashmir.

In this regard, Principal Secretary, Skill Development Department, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon, chaired a meeting to review the implementation of a training programme for various Self Help Groups (SHGs). 

Under the skill training and income generation activity training programme, 70000 women SHGs will be imparted training relevant to their businesses during the 12-day training programme.

 The women will be equipped with skills of all kinds of advanced technologies in fashion designing, sewing technology, horticulture, cosmetology, fruit processing and other trades so that they don’t face any hindrance while running their business units and become capable of running small industries and gain success.

During the meeting, Dr Samoon was informed that in the Kashmir division 800 women had reported for training for different courses while as 684 women reported for training in the Jammu division on the first day of the training programme.

Dr Samoon emphasized that proper training and handholding of SHGs is needed of the hour to upskill them. He said that imparting training to women SHGs is among the top priorities of the government and serious efforts are being taken up in this regard.

Principal Secretary had feedback from the Principals and representatives of NRLM. He directed them to work in a coordinated manner so that SHGs benefit in every possible way for their economic empowerment.

Dr. Samoon further remarked that Skill Development is emerging as a necessity for the workforce of the present-day world as it needs multi-tasking people to deal with the day to day functioning. He emphasized to the Principals that they should develop long term relationship with the trainees and provide them with every possible support whenever needed for successfully running their businesses. 

He directed the concerned officers to send daily updates about the registration of SHGs for the training programme besides keeping regular monitoring on the implementation of the programme.

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