KARGIL: Jammu and Kashmir Khadi and Village Industries Board (KVIB) on Tuesday organised a workshop under National Scheduled Caste Schedule Tribe Hub (NSSH) schemes for Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe MSMEs, here at Conference Hall, Baroo Kargil.
Starting with the initiatives taken by KVIB in uplifting downtrodden and underprivileged strata of the society, Financial Advisor and Chief Accounts Officer, J&K KVIB, Mohammad Ashraf Haqla asked the participants to avail maximum benefits of these schemes, an official handout read.
During the workshop, the participants were also informed about how to establish MSME units.
The financial advisor said that according to Public Procurement Policy 2012, 20 per cent of total procurement of goods and services by GoI ministries, departments and CPSEs shall be made from MSMEs and 4 percent of such procurement shall be from SC and ST owned MSMEs, read the handout.
He said that NSSH is an initiative to develop a supportive ecosystem to focus on the growth of SC-ST MSMEs. He also said that the state government recently launched Rural Employment Generation Programme (REGP) that would cover all those areas which are not covered under PMEGP, like diary and poultry units.
The participants were also informed about PMEGP and SFURTI schemes being implemented by the department, the handout added.