SRINAGAR: Khadi and Village Industries Board (KVIB) Thursday organised an awareness camp in the central Kashmir Ganderbal district to generate awareness among the rural artisans and unemployed youth about the Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme.
The event was organised at Panchayat Ghar Serch Payeen by the district office Ganderbal of KVIB, an official handout issued here said.
Deputy Chief Executive Officer Srinagar, representative of J&K Bank, Manager DIC, representative of KVIC and Sarpanch and Panchs of Halqa Serch attended the programmes besides large number of artisans, unemployed educated youth and local people, it added.
It said the organisers highlighted the performance and achievements of KVIB in the district during the year 2013-14, and informed that banks have disbursed loan of Rs 1, 68,378 lakhs to 51 units while KVIB has provided Rs 62.034 lakhs as subsidy, generating employment opportunities for 360 persons.
During the current financial year 2014-15, 35 cases with a project cost of Rs.178.14 lakhs have been sponsored to various branches of the banks for sanction up to January 17, it said, adding that KVIB has released the margin money (subsidy) to the tune of Rs 15 lakhs among 14 unit holders, generating employment opportunities for 100 persons.
Deputy Chief Executive Officer KVIB and District Officer KVIB Ganderbal urged the unemployed youth as well as the rural artisans to avail benefits under KVIB schemes for self employment ventures, it said.