SHGs handover 48500 masks to Bandipora admin within three days

Bandipora: Self Help Groups (SHGs) of Rural Livelihoods Mission (UMEED), Bandipora, lend a helping hand to the district administration by producing masks on a mass scale. The groups handed over 48500 masks within three days to the district administration for distribution to the people.
The district administration has set a target of manufacture 4 lac masks so that every citizen of the district is provided a mask to ensure the safety of general public amid Corona virus pandemic.
On the directions of the Deputy Commissioner, Bandipora, Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza, the SHG members associated with the JKSRLM stepped in to meet the demand within shortest possible time.
District Programme Manager, Javid Ahmad Parray, said that about 100 members of the SHGs are working round the clock in shifts to make as many masks as possible and within three days manufactured 48500 masks and handed over to district administration for distribution among the people.
Earlier Assistant Commissioner Revenue (ACR) ,Reyaz Ahmad Beigh, said that the administration has roped in hundreds of local entrepreneur, self-help groups (SHGs) for the mass production of masks in the district and meet the deadline of April 20. He said the masks are made under the guidelines and all the raw material is being provided to the SHGs for the production of the same.
He added that out of the 70 thousands masks received so far, 48500 were manufactured by SHGs and were distributed to the rural population through the department of Rural Development. He further said that rapid production and distribution of masks is being ensured to achieve the goal of universal mask usage in the district.