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Convert your poverty into prosperity: Sh. Balbir Ram Rattan

To reach the target groups at their doorsteps with the schemes meant for their economic empowerment, Jammu and Kashmir Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Backward Classes Development Corporation Limited, in collaboration with the National Safai Karamchari Finance Development Corporation (NSKFDC), organized an awareness camps in Reasi and Katra towns for the benefit of the members of Safai Karamchari community.
Vice Chairperson of the Corporation, Balbir Ram Rattan, along with NSKFDC Deputy General Manager, P.K. Bhandari Divisional Manager and Gulam Qadir Khatana, interacted with a large gathering of the Safai Karamcharis and highlighted various schemes exclusively launched for their betterment.
Balbir Ram Rattan, while addressing the gathering, said that the six Aex Corporations at the national level are working towards the socio-economic upliftment of the unemployed people belonging to the SCs, STs, BCs, Handicapped, Minorities and Safai Karamchari categories and in J&K all the schemes are channelized by our Corporation. As far Safai Karamcharis, loans are provided on less interest to set up own income generating units, besides giving incentives to shift from the centuries-old practice of manual work. He asked them to keep pace with the modern era and convert their poverty into progress by taking benefits from the Corporation.
P.K. Bhandari, on this occasion, provided the printed material containing details related to each scheme meant for the Safai Karamcharis. He said that the time has changed and hence they must adopt new means of earning the livelihood and live a dignified life. “You people walk two steps, the Apex Corporation will walk four steps towards you to extend benefits of various schemes”, the DGM assured.
Gulam Qadir Khatana briefed the gathering about the procedure and related formalities to be completed while applying for the loan adding that each district has Corporation office and anyone can apply through their nearest branch of SCs, STs, BCs Development Corporation.
Additional DC, Reasi, Babu Ram and Corporation District Manager Sat Pal also graced the occasion.
At Katra, the VC, Divisional Manager, and DGM also met the Railway officials and prominent people from Safai Karamchari community and discussed these schemes with them.