DDC inaugurates one-day workshop on NSSH

Rajouri, Jun 19: District Development Commissioner Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary today inaugurated one-day workshop on National Scheduled Caste Scheduled Tribe Hub (NSSH) and other related schemes. The workshop was organised by Jammu and Kashmir Khadi and Village Industries Board (J&K KVIB) for dissemination of information about various schemes of the central and state government for welfare of schedule caste and schedule tribe population.
Secretary/CEO KVIB Rashid Ahmad Qadri, Deputy CEO KVIB Pawan Gupta, Financial Advisor and Chief Accounts Officer KVIB Mohammad Ashraf Haqla, district officer of KVIB Rajouri, district officers of line departments, ex-panches and sarpanches and participants from targeted population were present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, the DDC said schemes in likes of National ST SC Hub are envisaged to impart entrepreneurial skills to ST/SC population to enable them to establish the MSME (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises). This, he said, will play a pivotal role in socio-economic development of these marginalised communities and bring them at par with the mainstream.
He said under capacity building initiative of NSSH Programme, around 2000 SC/ST entrepreneurs will be skilled over by 3 Sector Skill Councils for establishing enterprises by formulating clusters.
He said in order to give upward flip to the business of MSEs owned by SC/ST entrepreneurs the government has mandated 4% of total procurement by Central Ministries, Departments and CPSEs from these MSEs.
On the occasion, CEO R.A Qadri briefed the tribal population about the benefits entailed under various self employment schemes and flagship programmes for inclusion of marginalised communities in developmental process, eligibility criteria and other parameters fixed by policy makers.
He also impressed upon District Officer, KVIB and line departments to extend their public outreach in each and every part of the district to rope in all aspiring entrepreneurs of these communities so that benefits percolate to grassroots level.
It was also given out that district Rajouri has recorded highest number of cases under PMEGP being sponsored with incoming generating units in manufacturing, trade and services sectors successfully established.