3,500 business units opened under Himayat scheme, says government

SRINAGAR: The government on Wednesday said about 3,500 business units have been established in the state under New Delhi-sponsored Himayat scheme.
An official handout issued here said the Minister for Industries and Commerce Chander Prakash Ganga visited JK Entrepreneurship Development Industrial (JKEDI) Pampore, Government Joinery Mills, Pampore and State Industries Development Corporation Limited (SIDCO), Khunmoh to take stock of functioning of these units.
The minister was apprised about various self employment schemes and programmes launched for establishing income ventures in the state, it said. “He was informed that the beneficiaries availing the benefit of Himayat Scheme, a seed-fund Capital Scheme, have established 3,500 units. He was told that as many as 1,550 candidates have been imparted training under the scheme,” it said.
Reviewing the progress achieved under several self-employment schemes at JKEDI, the minister, it said, called upon the concerned authorities to adopt pro-active approach to sensitise the youth about these schemes.
Calling for organising camps to impart training to the aspirants, he said training should be given for production of the goods that have raw material and marketing facilities available locally.
Ganga visited various units, interacted with the employees, and subsequently visited the showroom-cum-sale outlet of Joinery Mills, Silk Factory, and Woolen Mills.
At SIDCO, Khanmoh, the minister was informed that 180 units are functional there. He was informed that another 93 cases have been received by the District Industrial Centre for land allotment.