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Dr Hina Bhat participates in awareness prog at Aragam Bandipora

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BANDIPORA: Vice Chairperson (VC), J&K Khadi and Village Industries Board (KVIB), Dr Hina Shafi Bhat, today visited district Bandipora and participated in an awareness programme at Aragam Bandipora.

The awareness programme was attended by ADC Bandipora and other concerned officers from the district administration and KVIB besides PRIs and the general public. 

The VC also visited the Noor centre and interacted with the trainees there. She appreciated the trainers for their hard work besides lauding the trainees as well for making traditional garments like lachka and shawls having cultural and traditional importance. She lauded the efforts of Shahida Khanam, the owner of Noor Centre in reviving the culture.

Dr. Hina said the LG administration has launched numerous schemes for the welfare and development of the youth of the UT.

She said that 37% shares of loans taken from KVIB are being availed by girls for business and other purposes and 1126 units has already been established under KVIB generating employment for 8750 persons in the current FY in Bandipora district.

She assured all support to Noor Centre to establish their stalls all over India. She also assured all possible support in the establishment of a craft centre for providing stipends to trainees, wages to trainers, rent for the building, and raw materials to the Noor Centre.

Dr. Hina appreciated the efforts of the district administration and Police for their efforts in curbing the drug menace and urged upon the youth to come forward and avail benefits under different government schemes.

Later, Dr. Hina visited the flex manufacturing unit Nadihal and Kasperia organic milk processing and cheese and khoya plant at Papchan Bandipora.

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