To take stock of the functioning of the small units financed by SC,ST, BC Development Corporation Limited, the Corporation Vice-Chairperson Balbir Ram Rattan, alongwith Financial Advisor/Chief Accounts Officer Vijay Kumar Tak, Divisional Manager Gulam Qadir Khatana and Jammu District Manager Joginder Paul Atri, visited Sainik Colony, Digiana and Channi area of Jammu city and had direct interaction with the loanees.
At Sainik Colony, the team visited a beauty parlour run by a scheduled caste unemployed female Kanchan Dogra. Similarly, at Digiana they visited Star Digital Lab run by a SC youth Sunny Kumar. The corporation has granted rupees one lakh as loan to the beauty parlour and two lakh for the photography and videography unit titled ‘Star Digital Lab’.
Balbir Ram Rattan, while interacting with the loanees at their respective units, said that today’s era is about exploring self employment avenues and there are plenty of opportunities, which youth can avail as per their own abilities and skills in various fields. Besides, there are ample sources within the government, which offer loans to youth for starting their own ventures and take lead in their life as far as their career prospects are concerned. This will not only lessen burden on their parents but also make the youth self independent in terms of earning a reasonable income.
Balbir said that the youth also need to understand that they cannot remain burden on their parents for long as the latter have already done so much for them and in most of the cases spent their hard earned money on their studies and upbringing. Therefore, it is high time for educated young girls and boys to come forward and get themselves updated about various schemes and loans offered through various institutions, including SC, ST, BC Development Corporation, which has proved beneficial to a number of aspirants after they availed loans through proper channel and gainfully utilized it for earning their livelihood respectfully .