Div Com discusses rehab of persons involved in illicit liquor trade

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JAMMU: To discuss the rehabilitation of people involved in brewing of illicit liquor, a meeting of concerned departments was held on Saturday here under the chairmanship of Divisional Commissioner Jammu Sanjeev Verma.
The meeting was attended by Excise Commissioner Talat Parvez Rohella, Director Industries and Commerce, Dr R S Sharma, Deputy Director FCS&CA Joginder Singh, SP Kathua, Shridhar Patil, Addl. SP Crime Jammu, Suram Singh, Dy SP Jammu CID, Devinder Singh, AD ADM Social Welfare Ajay Salaan and EX- Manager J&K Bank Parshotam Kumar ETO Samba, Kathua and other senior functionaries of concerned department.
The meeting was informed that around 75 families have been identified involved in brewing of illicit liquor in district Kathua, 5 in Samba and 25 in Jammu.
A threadbare discussion was held to discuss measures for their rehabilitation by way counselling and imparting skill training in employable trades.
Director Industries and Commerce Dr R S Sharma informed about various schemes for rehabilitation of such families. It was informed that their department provides loan facilities for establishment of self-employment units.
Officials of EDI also apprised the Div Com about various schemes for providing assistance to jobless to establish own business.
The Div Com stressed on developing inter-department coordination for the purpose.