SRINAGAR: Mission Director Jammu & Kashmir Rural Livelihoods Mission (JKRLM) Dr. Syed Sehrish Asgar today convened a meeting with the officials of JKRLM(Umeed) to review the progress of mission in Baramulla district.
The meeting was attended by Riyaz Ahmad Beigh, Additional Mission Director, Kashmir; District Programme Managers (DPMs), Block Programme Managers(BPMs), MIS Assistants of district Baramulla and other officials of the Mission.
Addressing the meeting, Dr Sehrish asked for facilitating linkage of SHGs with the bank branches to ensure timely availability of credit to SHGs. The BPMs were directed to strengthen the Community Based Resource Mechanism (CBRM) committees in their respective blocks. These CBRM committees would further facilitate the identification of requirements of loans, credit linkage and successive repayments, she added.
She further impressed upon the BPMs to identify the areas where infrastructure and marketing support can be enhanced and identify the most acceptable livelihoods in the district.
The MD further emphasized upon the BPMs to complete the Aadhaar seeding process during social mobilization itself and enroll all the eligible SHGs of the district under social security schemes including PMSBY, PMJJBY, Ayushman Bharat.
Dr Sehrish directed the officials to create awareness about the PMFME scheme among the SHGs in the district and further instructed the officials to organize special campaigns so that the information about the scheme reaches to all the members. She further added that since Baramulla is rich in horticulture production, she impressed upon the officials to encourage the SHGs in having enterprises in food processing to enhance their livelihoods under PMFME.
In order to provide credit facilities to the SHGs members registered with Handicrafts Department in the district the SHG members shall be enrolled under artisan credit card scheme, she said
Dr Sehrish further said that the month of September is celebrated as Rahtriya “POSHAN MAH” for focused and assimilated approach towards improving holistic nutrition. She urged the BPMs to organize group meetings with SHGs to discuss issues focusing on breastfeeding, complementary feeding, anemia, poshanvatika and spread awareness about COVID 19 and its vaccination, she added.