3000 unemployed youth set to avail Self-employment schemes in Ramban District


RAMBAN : Around 3000 unemployed youth including women and men of district Ramban are expected to take benefits of self-employment schemes including Mumkin, Tejaswani, Tourist Village Network, Skill Development, SAHYTA, AVSAR, PARVAAZ, PMEGP, Handloom and Handicrafts and various other schemes .

The Mumkin scheme is gaining popularity in J&K UT under which 182 cases against 456 applications have been sanctioned in the district.

The information was given by the District Development Commissioner, Ramban, Mussarat Islam while interacting with the Media persons at a Press Conference, here today.

He said that against the target of 1127 as many as 650 cases have been sponsored to the banks for providing gainful employment through 13 schemes each having a fixed target.

He informed that as per the directions of Lieutenant Governor, UT of J&K, Manoj Sinha 5 to 7 youth from each 143 Panchayats will also be identified for extending benefits under the youth engagement programme.

The DC said that the Lead District Manager and Cluster Heads of Banks have been asked to disburse loans in all pending cases to youth. He said that scheme subsidy has been paid to as many as 79 cases.

He informed that very soon 904 shortlisted educated unemployed youth will be imparted awareness about all self-employment schemes. “The selected youth will be imparted capsule training in the trade of their choice through RSETI etc to equip them with the required skills for running their ventures successfully,” he added.

Saying that according to RBI guidelines no Bank is entitled to ask for a collateral guarantee especially in small loans, the DC assured to take action on the complaints of the violation of the same.

Elaborating the incentives extended under different self-employment schemes, he said that stress is being laid on the physical verification to ensure that the benefits percolate to the ground level.

Reiterating that District Administration is focusing on tapping the huge tourism potential of the district, he said the interested persons wanting to invest in Tour & Travels, trekking, expeditions, water sports and other adventure tourism will be helped financially through Mission Youth scheme. “In this regard, the district administration has already sent an Action Plan to the government under convergence with the Tourism Department,” he informed.

He said that the farmers are also being benefited financially through Kissan Credit Card, besides Animal Husbandry and Sheep Husbandry Department schemes.