VC exhorts upon ‘unemployed’ youth to be job providers instead of job seekers
JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir Khadi and Village Industries Board (JKKVIB) organised a workshop on schemes being implemented by the KVIB, here on Friday.
Vice-Chairman (V-C) Jammu and Kashmir KVIB, Peerzada Mansoor Hussain Sohrawardy was the chief guest on the occasion.
Vice Chairman said that government has launched number of schemes for the unemployed youth, especially for the backward classes with the motive to uplift their economic standards, a handout read.
“J&K KVIB has emerged as number one board in India due to hard work and dedication of the team,” said the V-C, adding that KVIB is providing hand holding support to rural unemployed youth through PMEGP, SFURTI and SC/ST Hub.
He asserted that earlier KVIB had some limitations in certain sectors with regard to implementation of PMEGP and to overcome those, the board has come up with a new scheme called Chief Minister Employment Generation Programme.
Vice Chairman directed the officers to encourage unemployed youth to avail benefit of these schemes and to “become job providers instead of job seekers”.
Highlighting the newly introduced National Scheduled Caste Scheduled Tribe Hub Scheme, CEO/Secretary Rashid Ahmed Qadri said “it is an initiative of the government of India (GoI) to develop a supportive ecosystem in a bid to encourage SC-ST MSMEs”.
He further said under Public Procurement Policy for MSMEs of 2012, GoI ministry, concerned departments and public sector undertakings shall procure minimum 20% of their total annual value of goods or services from MSMEs and 4% of total procurement of goods and services shall be made from micro and small enterprises owned by SC & ST entrepreneurs. “At present, government procurement from SC-ST enterprises is less than 1% due to low participation of the SC-ST enterprises,” he added.
KVIB shall organise Vendor Development Programmes in various districts of the state, the handout further read.
The programme also witnessed briefing on online process flow of applications under PMEGP and Scheme of Fund for Regeneration of Traditional Industries (SFURTI) which promotes cluster development to provide sustained employment for traditional industry artisans and rural entrepreneurs by improving their capacity building and manufacturing skills through training and exposure visits, it added.