KULGAM: Member Legislative Assembly from Kulgam, Mohammed Yousuf Tarigami on Thursday inaugurated a day-long seminar on UMEED scheme here at Town Hall which was organised by officers of National Rural Livelihood Mission, an official handout read.
ADDC Kulgam, Chief Planning Officer Kulgam, district officers of line departments like agriculture, horticulture, sheep husbandry, sericulture, handicrafts, fisheries, KVIB, lead bank manager and animal husbandry, professional resource persons from NRLM and a large number of unemployed women SHGs were present on the occasion.
The participants were informed about different sectoral components under which opportunities are available in NRLM for livelihood generation for unemployed youth and SHGs. Besides, the officers delineated different aspects of UMEED programme.
The MLA said he felt happy to see enthusiastic women SHGs who wre ready to face challenges in order to achieve success in their lives.
“I am hopeful that UMEED will fulfill dreams and aspirations of women folk through self-reliance and access to economic resources,” he added.
446 Self Help Groups (SHGs) were formed during the current year whose membership has risen to 3770. In addition, 40 Village Organization Teams were constituted to mobilise the unemployed women for seeking gainful employment through the UMEED scheme, the handout read.
During the seminar, the WSHGs put forth the demand of declaring Kulgam block a resource block in south Kashmir. They wished, under convergence, the MGNREGA works done in RDD department be facilitated through these groups.
A mission song was also sung by a group of SHGs present in the programme who later on shared their success stories with the audience, the handout further read.
Additional District Development Commissioner, Khwaja Nazir Ahmad also spoke on the occasion and said that district administration was acting as a facilitator for implementing these schemes with the prime motive of “making the youth self-reliant and progressive”.
NRLM is implemented in the State under the name UMEED and in Kulgam District, the scheme is being implemented in Kulgam, Devsar and DH Pora blocks currently, it added.