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KVIB holds awareness camp cum interaction prog at Srinagar

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SRINAGAR: J&K Khadi and Village Industries Board (KVIB) today organised an awareness camp cum interaction programme with aspiring entrepreneurs & educated unemployed youth of the Urban Area, especially from Down Town of Habba Kadal Srinagar.

VC KVIB, Dr Hina Shafi, who was the Chief Guest on the occasion gave brief details about various initiatives being taken up by the Government with regard to promoting “Ease of Doing Business”. 

She thanked the Lieutenant Governor UT of J&K, with whose intervention; the benefits of the PMEGP scheme were extended to the youth/artisans of Urban Areas. She informed the general mass especially the youth that the aim & objective of today’s programme is to make the unemployed educated youth & aspiring entrepreneurs partners in the economic development of the UT of J&K and thereby improve their standard of living.

Dr. Hina Shafi assured the aspiring entrepreneurs of the Urban areas that the government is committed to hand-holding for the development of the Micro-Industrial Sector in UT of J&K. Underlining the need for the inculcation of market-oriented skills among youth, she reiterated that Board is working in this direction and craft & skill training are being undertaken in various districts of J&K. She requested the educated youth to come forward and avail benefits of the scheme & create their income/employment generating units without wandering after the government jobs.

She exhorted the overall performance of J&K KVIB under the PMEGP scheme especially in District Srinagar by establishing 559 units involving Margin Money (Subsidy) of Rs 9.02 Crores during the current financial year out of which nearly 200 units have been established in urban areas.

Deputy CEO KVIB Kashmir Division, Deputy CEO (P/R/S), Officers from different Nationalised Banks viz J&K Bank, SBI, PNB, aspiring entrepreneurs, and other senior officers were also present.

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