FC, I&C for speedy disposal of PMEGP cases

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SRINAGAR:  As many as 1858 self income generating units have been established under Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) during last financial year, generating employment opportunities for 11844 unemployed educated youth of the State.
This was revealed at a State Level PMEGP Monitoring Committee meeting, held here under the Chairmanship of Financial Commissioner, Industries and Commerce, Mr. Khurshid Ahmad Ganai today.
The meeting discussed various matters regarding the proper implementation of centrally sponsored programme PMEGP. The meeting was informed that over Rs. 32 crore have been provided to the entrepreneurs as marginal money by government for establishing the income generating units.
Secretary, KVIB, Mir Afrooz, Director, KVIC, Mr. V S Bhagat, Managing Director WDC, Ms. Nahid Soz and Director Industries, Jammu, besides General Managers of various bank and other concerned officers were present in the meeting
It was also given out that under Khadi and Village Industries Board (KVIB) 1188 different types of income generating units have been established followed by 488 by Directorate of Industries and Commerce and 201 by Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC).
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Ganai stressed upon all the concerned to work in unison for effective implementation of the schemes and directed to implement the PMEGP scheme in all the districts particularly in rural and far flung areas so that maximum youth are covered under the scheme.
He also stressed upon the bankers to avoid the pendency of the cases and speed up the disposal of the sanctioned cases. He enjoined upon them to adopt an innovative mechanism to establish units on modern lines as per the market demands.
Highlighting the need for e-banking facilities, Mr. Ganai stressed upon the bankers especially Elaqai Dehati Bank and Central Cooperative Bank authorities to provide such facility through their organizations so as to facilitate the business.
On the occasion, Mr. Ganai appreciated the KVIB for achieving targets during the current year.

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