VC KVIB reviews progress on various board schemes

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SRINAGAR: Vice Chairman J&K Khadi and Village Industries Board (KVIB) Mansoor Hussain Soharwardhy on Tuesday convened a meeting here to review the performance of the Board.
Secretary/CEO KVIB Rashid Ahmad Qadri, Deputy Chief Executive Officer KVIB Kashmir Division and District Officers of KVIB Kashmir Division and other concerned attended the meeting.
The Vice Chairman was briefed about the progress on different fronts of KVIB programmes, an official handout read.
According to the handout, the targets fixed under PMEGP by the KVIC in respect of Kashmir division involving 948 cases and the margin money of Rs 18.74 crore stands achieved on date.
Speaking on the occasion, Soharwardhy stated that programmes implemented by the board especially, under PMEGP have caught the imagination of the educated unemployed youth of the state. He further said that “a large number of young entrepreneur aspirants are approaching the board for financial assistance to set up their own income generating units”.
Later, the VC visited Martand chain stitch cluster Anantnag to take first-hand progress on the said cluster. The district officers were advised to provide more handholding support to the unemployed youth and get more cases sanctioned from the banks so that Ministry of MSME could be approached to release further funds under margin money for the state this fiscal, the handout further read.
The VC also informed that the hard and soft interventions of two clusters under SFURTI namely, Martand chain stitch & crewel embroidery cluster Anantnag and Sukhnagsozni embroidery heritage cluster, Budgam is going on simultaneously, it added.