Ministry of rural development presents 2 national awards to JK

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NEW DELHI: Recognising the impressive implementation of the Umeed Scheme in Jammu and Kashmir, the GoI’s Ministry for Rural Development has awarded J&K’s Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Department for making pioneering efforts in institution building and capacity building in the State through the pioneering scheme.
Pertinently, Umeed has made substantial progress in promoting and mobilizing about 270632 women in J&K into 29703 self-help groups and strengthening these groups by way of providing revolving capital from the State Rural Livelihoods Mission (SRLM) and linking them with various financial institutions.
The Union Rural Development Ministry conferred another award on District Development Commissioner Baramulla, Dr Nasir Naqash for impressive performance in Extended Gram Swaraj Abhiyaan under “Aspirational District”.