21st WDC Board of Directors meeting: WDC to establish Jute bank at Kathua: Bali; Asiea for reviving CIC units in Ganderbal

Jammu and Kashmir News

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 16: Jammu & Kashmir Women Development Corporation shall establish a jute bank at Kathua that will help Self Help Groups (SHGs) and women beneficiaries connected with manufacturing of jute products to avail raw jute easily.

Establishment of the said bank would go a long way to give boost to the manufacturing of jute products in the State.

Speaking on the occasion, the Minister called for strengthening the Corporation through vigour steps. He said the Corporation is responsible for helping the needy women by extending soft loan facilities to them to help establish and run their own income generating ventures, moreover helping in employment generation.

The Minister asked MD WDC to prepare a vision document to define various activities required to be carried out by the Corporation in next five years. He also asked the concerned to prepare a project report for construction of multi-storey hostels for working women in each district.

Ms. Asiea Naqash stressed need for reviving idle CIC units in Ganderbal on PPP mode. She said it would help enhance skills of artisans. She also called for organizing awareness programmes to help sensitize women folk about various schemes offered by the corporation.

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