MSME exhibition begins at Kashmir Haat to promote state’s industry
Srinagar, Mar 16 (KNN) In a bid to promote the talent and craft of Kashmir’s industry, Director of Industries and Commerce Mahmood Ahmad Shah inaugurated exhibition of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) at Kashmir Haat.
Shah said the exhibition is for local entrepreneurs and hailed MSMEs for installing their stalls for the success of exhibition.
“Our industry is not that big like other states but at the same time our entrepreneurs did so many good things which make our industry so popular. These items is not only consumed locally but also exported to other states as well,” he said.
“People should come here so that they will come to know about the schemes which are available with the department so that they can start their own units,” he said.
He mentioned that that there is lot of unemployment in the state and everyone wants to get a government job which is not possible, so people should pay more to attention towards entrepreneurship.
“If we encourage entrepreneurship then unemployment will be greatly reduced,” Shah said.
Speaking about subsidies for entrepreneurs he said that the department has many schemes under Prime Minister's Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) in which subsidies are available to the entrepreneurs.
“If anyone is interested they can come to us and avail the scheme which fits them. The schemes are also available on our websites,” he said. (KNN/JM)