‘NRLM helping women to become self-reliant’
KULGAM: The J&K Government on Thursday said that the National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM), a poverty alleviation project implemented by the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India was playing a significant role to make the passionate women self-reliant and financially independent in Kashmir.
As part of the project, Self Help Groups (SHGs) are being created and proper handholding of members by mission is ensured to make them confident and trained to establish any business unit to earn livelihood.
Ruqiya Rashid a young and passionate girl from village Pahaloo who dreamt of becoming self-reliant and not be the dependent one, and in order to cherish her dream she became an active member of NRLM which provided her a platform to fly high and realize the dream of owning her own business unit.
Divulging the details, Ruqiya said that she joined NRLM in 2019 and presently is operating SHG with a title Name (KHAN) and is also proprietor of a cosmetic shop at Pahaloo.
Besides, Ruqiya is also engaged with Knitting and has taken part in various exhibitions.
She added that she has also supplied her products and is receiving orders from outside the district and is earning her livelihood and feeling proud to be financially independent.