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KVIB holds Awareness Camp cum interaction Programme at Sgr

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

Vice Chairperson (VC) KVIB Dr. Hina Shafi was the Chief Guest on the occasion.

In her address she gave brief details about various initiatives being taken up by the government with regard to promoting “Ease of Doing Business”.

She thanked the J&K Lieutenant Governor (LG) saying that the benefits of the PMEGP scheme were extended to the youth and artisans of Urban Areas due to intervention of LG.

She informed that the aim and objective of the programme was to make the unemployed educated youth and aspiring entrepreneurs to partner 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 development of the Micro-Industrial Sector in UT of J&K.

Underlining the need for inculcation of market-oriented skills among youth, she reiterated that the Board is working in this direction and craft and skill trainings 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 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.

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