CM expresses displeasure as departments fail to outline allocations for self help groups

Srinagar: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, has expressed displeasure in respect of some government departments which have not made the outlined allocations for the Self Help Groups (SHGs).

Mehbooba asked all the departments to revisit their approach in this regard and involve these young technocrats in carrying out various jobs and works being executed by them.

In a significant direction, the Chief Minister also asked the JK Bank to come up with a customized scheme within 10 days to provide financial support to the young entrepreneurs so that they don’t lag behind for want of credit availability.

She also directed undertaking capacity building of these SHGs by respective Departments so that they are able to deliver effectively in tune with the requirements of the individual Departments.

Cheif Minister has directed strict compliance of government directive of allocating 30 percent job orders by various departments for members of Self Help Groups (SHGs) in the State.

The Chief Minister also directed raising the financial limits of SHGs from present Rs. 60 lakhs to Rs one crore besides corresponding enhancements.

She said this while chairing a meeting to review the status of Self Help Groups in the State.

Mehbooba also  asked for making necessary amendments in the guidelines for SHGs to make them compliant with the needs of the day and the requirements of individual Departments.

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