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CM,Dy CM interacts with SHGs under Umeed

Says possibilities of requisite market support to SHGs would be explored

Saying that empowerment of women is imperative for the development of the society, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti and Deputy Chief Minister Dr.Nirmal Singh today said the Government has launched many schemes and programmes for the welfare and development of women of the State.
Addressing a public meeting after interacting with members of women Self Help Groups set up under UMEED programme under J&K Rural Livelihood Mission here this afternoon, the Chief Minister said the State Government has flagged women’s welfare as a priority area and efforts are being made to achieve the targets in this regard. Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh in his address termed the Umeed scheme as a good beginning for the economic empowerment of rural women of the State. He hoped that the ambit of the scheme would be extended to more and more people. Dr.Nirmal Singh complimented the Self Help Group (SHG) members for writing their success stories and contributing positively to their families and the society. He said possibilities would be explored that these SHGs get the requisite market support and their products are sold across the country at good prices.
Earlier CM and Dy CM visited various stalls put up by these SHGs who had come from various areas of the State.
Minister of State for Rural Development, Sunil Sharma, MLA, Bishnah, Kamal Arora, Secretary, Rural Development Department, Kifayat Hussain Rizvi, Director, JKRLM, Dr. G N Qasba and other officers were also present on the occasion.