VC KVIB inaugurates several Industrial Units in Bandipora

Bandipora: Vice Chairperson Khadi and Village Industries Board (KVIB) Dr Hina Bhat on Thursday visited Bandipora to inaugurate several industrial units being sponsored by KVIB in the district.
She was accompanied by Secretary KVIB Farooq Ahmad, ADC Bandipora Waseem Raja, Dy Cheif Executive Officer KVIB Rashid Ahmad Qadri , District Officer KVIB Altaf Hussain Malik and other senior officials of the district.
While addressing an awareness camp at Tourist Cafeteria Kehnusa, Bandipora, Dr. Hina Shafi Bhat said that due to the tremendous response from unemployed youth, MSME Gol extended PMEGP Schemes upto 2026 and upper project limit cost for manufacturing and service sectors has been enhanced from Rs.25.00 Lacs to Rs.50.00 Lacs and Rs. 10.00 lacs to Rs.20.00 lacs respectively.
She further stated that besides rural areas KVIB will sponsor cases in Urban areas also keeping in view the persistent demands of people of Urban areas.
Govt of India,she said, is very eager to eradicate unemployment by implementing employment generation schemes through various government/semi-government departments”.
Bhat said that KVIB Schemes are paperless, hassle free and exhorted upon the unemployed educated youth of UT of J&K to get benefits of these schemes, so that they can establish their own income generating units, which will provide employment opportunities for others also.
While interacting with the beneficiaries especially girls, Bhat highlighted the success of these schemes and urged them to avail the benefit of these centrally sponsored schemes to earn their livelihood and live with dignity.
She appreciated the efforts made by girls in Bandipora in Handicrafts sector and said the first step towards women empowerment is the economic empowerment of women and schemes like these act as handholding for the girls to become economically self sufficient. Hina Bhat said the youngsters of Kashmir are talented and can excel in any field if given an opportunity,. She said a platform is needed for them to take a leap and KVIB is one of these platforms available to them.
The Vice Chairperson,on the occasion announced the training of 25 girls in different trades so that they can establish their own units later. She said as many as 1600 units have already been established by KVIB in Bandipora district.
As many as 600 artisans and weavers etc were present during the programme. Earlier she visited different units in Sumbal Subdivisions

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