LEH: Jammu and Kashmir Khadi and Village Industries Board (JKKVIB) on Friday organised first-ever ‘National Vendor Development’ programme under National Scheduled Caste Scheduled Tribe Hub (NSSH) scheme for the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) at Leh.
On the occasion, District Development Commissioner (DDC) Leh, Avny Lavasa exhorted upon the SC-ST entrepreneurs to avail benefits of the GoI and state-sponsored schemes, especially schemes implemented by JKKVIB.
“NSSH envisages the holistic development of SC-ST community. It includes economic growth, social development and generation of employment,” said DDC, adding that Khadi products are unadulterated, but “the unit holders associated with this sector are facing marketing problems”, read the handout.
Appreciating its role, the DDC said that J&K KVIB is providing an important and significant forum for marketing support.
“Being small industries, the unit holders lack proper knowledge about various marketing initiatives, including tendering process and I expect JKKVIB through its various interventions to keep these unit holders aware about these initiatives,” the DDC said.
The meeting was organised with an aim to facilitate ease of doing business. Over 30 vendors were part of the meeting, while as representatives from various departments shared the process of procurement procedures.