KVIB to boost cottage industry in far flung areas in Kashmir

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Srinagar, Sep 21 (UNI) In order to encourage unemployed youths of far flung and remote areas to focus on cottage industry, the Khadi and Village Industries Board (KVIB) announced that it will provide 35 per cent of the project as subsidy component to majority people under Prime Minister's Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP).

This information was given by the Secretary, KVIB R C Sharma after launching a 3 day special campaign of contact programmes at Barnoi, Sardab, Teetwal, Buglindar, Malangam, Hassangam, Baraab, Guzran, Abdulhan, Chackwali, Tulail, Gurez Fakirpora, Kanzalwan, Khandyal Wampora, Badwan, Nail and Bakhtoor.

He said the main aim of this programme was to make the rural masses aware of the far-flung areas about the PMEGP being implemented by the KVIB.

He impressed upon the unemployed youth to focus on cottage industry, where they can work during almost 8 month long winter season.

Mr Sharma said the cottage industries have potential in these villages Loi (blanket) weaving, chaddar, Pattu, Gabbas, sweater and tailoring units.

He informed that the KVIB provides 35 per cent of the project as subsidy component to the minority people under PMEGP and the upper limit of the project cost in respect of the manufacturing units is Rs 25 lakhs while as in respect of business and service units it is Rs 10 lakhs.

He sanctioned one each training centre for women under Gabba Sazi, Sozni and crewel at Gujran and Hassan village who shall be provided employment opportunities under PMGEP after the training.

The Secretary accompanied by the bankers to the un-reached and un-bankable areas like Dawar village where banking facilities are not available announced that a team of field functionaries shall soon be sent to these villages to register the loan cases of the prospective beneficiaries on the spot.

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