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VC J&K KVIB presides over awareness programme at Ashmuji

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KULGAM: The Vice Chairperson J&K KVIB, Dr Hina Shafi Bhat, today visited Kulgam and presided over an awareness camp cum interactive session organized under the banner of G-20 at Awami Park Ashmuji here.

The programme was attended by BDC, PRI members; senior officers from the Board, officers from District Administration, and a large number of educated and unemployed youth besides prospective entrepreneurs of the area.

Addressing the occasion, Dr. Hina stated that the Government is committed to extending every type of hand-holding support for seamless growth and development of the Industrial Sector and creating a supportive and conducive entrepreneurial atmosphere.

She added that recently, the upper project ceilings under PMEGP have been enhanced under the manufacturing sector from Rs. 25 to 50 lacs and under the service sector from Rs 10 lacs to Rs 20 lacs and enjoined upon the educated, unemployed youth/aspirant entrepreneurs to channelize their energy and enthusiasm for Nation Building by establishment self-employment enterprises.

Calling the Panchayat Raj Institutions drivers of the rural economy, she enjoined upon the line departments and bankers to utilize their services in the identification of genuine and deserving candidates under employment generation programmes.

She further underlined the need for close coordination and synchronization among the line departments and bankers to ensure that the benefits of these schemes are percolated among the target population.

She also stressed upon the concerned officers of KVIB Kulgam to make tangible efforts and cover the maximum number of youth to make them self-reliant by extending financial assistance through the schemes and programmes of KVIB for the establishment of self-employment enterprises.

Earlier, officers from the Board and bankers gave a detailed presentation about the modalities involved in the implementation of JKREGP and PMEGP.

The stakeholders were informed that these schemes are online and aspirant entrepreneurs can apply online for availing financial assistance under these schemes.

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