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PMEGP scheme:1677 micro industrial units set up during 2018-19

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Jammu, Dec 13: Jammu and Kashmir Khadi and Village Industries Board (KVIB) has established 1677 micro industrial units under Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) this fiscal.

The information was revealed at a meeting chaired by Vice Chairperson KVIB Dr Hina Shafi Bhat Thursday to review the performance of the Board here.

The meeting was attended by Secretary/CEO KVIB Rashid Ahmed Qadri, Financial Advisor Mohammad Ashraf Iqbal Haqla, Deputy CEO (Admin) Javed Anjum Mir, Publicity Officer Pardeep Singh Bali, Assistant Executive Officer Dr Sandeep Kotwal and all the district officers of Jammu division.

 

Appreciating work of the Board, Vice Chairperson underscored the need for reaching out to the people of remote and far-flung areas of the State with the employment schemes. She exhorted upon the officers to organize awareness camps for the common masses, especially youth in a bid to extend financial help for their sustainable living.

“Far-flung areas of the State must be made a priority for organizing awareness camps, seminars and workshops, so that common people of those areas can avail benefits of these schemes,” said Dr Hina Shafi Bhat.

Vice Chairperson further stressed upon the need for a constructive role of the Board in the development of Khadi institutions in the State. She said, “The Board must take appropriate initiatives to involve and establish more Khadi Institutions.”

Dr Hina stressed upon the need to select beekeeping as a thrust area of activity and enjoined that proper marketing of honey products shall help beekeeping units in boosting their business.

Earlier, Secretary/CEO while highlighting Board’s achievements said that under Prime Ministers Employment Generation Programme, the Board has surpassed the target of 1002 micro industrial units by establishing 2024 micro industrial units in 2017-18.  He added that the Board recorded 202 per cent of the physical target and 175 per cent of the financial target within the span of one year.

During current fiscal ( 2018-19  the Board has so far established 677 micro industrial units under PMEGP involving margin money outlay of Rs 3211.48 lakhs, thereby envisaging employment for 10210 persons.

Secretary informed the chair that J&K KVIB has submitted 11 cluster project proposals to Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, of which 10 Cluster projects involving financial assistance of Rs. 24.93 crore stand approved, adding that the Board has also been nominated as Nodal Agency for the implementation of National Scheduled Caste Scheduled Tribe Hub (NSSH) in J&K State.

He also apprised Vice Chairperson that State Government has designated J&K KVIB as the Implementing Agency for the execution of newly launched Jammu and Kashmir Rural Employment Generation Programme, involving margin money of Rs 25 crore.


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Congress strong enough to counter divisive forces: Mir

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Srinagar, July 16: Stating that Congress party will continue to fight against divisive and exploitative forces in the country and state, the J&K Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) President G.A. Mir has expressed confidence that people and Congress party in unison will ensure that the forces inimical to multiplicity and rich culture of harmony are defeated miserably.

JKPCC president was addressing series of party meetings at Manzmou, Tangloo, Hiller, Ujroo, Chandoog and Saidiwara in south Kashmir, emphasizing the party leaders and workers to rise to the occasion to defeat the exploitative forces, which are hell bent upon to exploit the people to serve their vested interests.

Describing the Congress Party a formidable force to reckon with, G.A Mir said Congress is capable enough defeat the forces inimical to peace and development in the State, shall continue to fight for the inclusive development of the State, which has received setbacks due to the negligent attitude of BJP Government at Centre.

 

Mir reiterated Congress party’s stand to maintain secular fabric and communal harmony at all costs and by all means and said the party will ensure defeat of communal and divisive forces, which were pitching the communities against each other in order to divide them on the basis of religion or regions, but the Congress party will defeat them tooth and nail.

“Congress never compromised on people’s urges and aspirations for electoral gains, it will continue to remain committed to fight against the political exploitation by BJP-RSS,” G.A. Mir added and appealed the people not to come under false propaganda of BJP and other opportunist parties, who have exploited them (people) equally for electoral gains.

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Er Rasheed asks CB to avoid further delay in investigating Kupwara minor’s killing

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Srinagar, July 16: Seeking justice for 8-year-old Umer Farooq who was brutally murdered after being kidnapped from his native village in Gulgam Kupwara last year, AIP president Er Rasheed has appealed for a thorough introspection in the society to get rid of criminal elements.
Speaking on functions at Gulgam organized to pay tributes to Umer Farooq on his first death anniversary, Er Rasheed said. “While it is encouraging that sources within the crime branch claim to have reached very close to the culprits, it is need of the hour to avoid further delay in resolving the mystery. Crime branch must come out with its findings and take the investigation of the barbaric incident to its logical end so that trial in a fast track court is initiated.” Rasheed further added that while entire humanity within and outside state got shocked after the incident but we all need to have a sincere introspection to find out the reasons behind such sick and barbaric mentality that can turn humans worst than the wild beasts.

The society needs an introspection to find out reasons that why it is losing moral values and a huge chunk of youth are becoming drug addicts. Parents, teachers, religious clerics and common masses need to unite and ensure that the entire society is made de-addicted from the menace of drugs, he said.

 
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Non-implementation of ACP has demoralised engineering cadre: Shah Faesal

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Srinagar, July 16: Reacting to one day mass casual leave of graduate Engineers, President JKPM Shah Faesal has expressed his solidarity with them and impressed on the state government to fulfill their demands immediately.

“Engineers are the most hard-working people of the State and the brightest of the students would opt for engineering streams. However it is shocking to look at the level of stagnation in the Engineering sector and no serious effort has been made so far to address the career related issues of Engineers,” Shah Faesal said in a statement issued .

“It is a tragedy that even Chief Engineers are working in the pay scale of AEEs and the OPG promotion syndrome has destroyed the Engineering cadre completely. After 30 years of service officers are retiring with the same pension that their fellow employees with one third of their service,” Shah Faesal added.

 

Shah Faesal lamented that Assured Career Promotion scheme approved by the Government after years of hard work of engineers has not been implemented so far.

He called upon the Government to fulfill its obligations towards engineering cadre immediately and implement the ACP scheme in letter and spirit.

“Engineers are the primary movers and shakers when it comes to developmental activity. A demoralised cadre cannot effectively lead the infrastructure development in the state and therefore Government should immediately take cognizance of the issue,” Shah Faesal argued.

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