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28/09/2016 11:39am

KVIB working full on to set up clusters in J&K; work in Kashmir slow due to unrest

image KVIB working full on to set up clusters in J&K; work in Kashmir slow due to unrest

Srinagar, Sep 28 (KNN) The Khadi Village and Industries Board (KVIB),  which has been designated as nodal agency for establishment of clusters in Jammu and Kashmir by the Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), would soon be submitting its reports on the progress of the project.

KVIB would to establish units like Health care centers, Gyms and Fruity Packing box units in every district to propagate the schemes being implemented by the KVIB to benefit the youth

Talking to KNN about the progress of the project, Dy. Chief Executive Officer, J&K Khadi & Village Industries Board, Muzaffar Abdul Nasir Alaquabad said, “The work on the project is going full on. But due to the disturbance in the valley, it has been slowed down a little bit in the Kashmir region.”

He said the applications for this have to be filled online and due to unavailability of internet in the valley, the process has not been completed yet.

“However, in the Jammu region it is going well,” he added.

Alaquabad said the analysis report has been made and the committees have been set up.

“By fortnight we would submit the project report. There would be around 500MSMEs in each cluster,” he added.

Meanwhile, Alaquabad also pointed that in FY 2014-15, KVIB has provided Rs 3.19 crore as margin money to unit holders for setting up Income Generating Units (IGUs) in Kashmir division.

The board has established 222 employment generating units under Prime Minister Employment Guarantee Programme (PMEGP) so far during the current fiscal in Kashmir Division, officials said. (KNN Bureau)


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