J&K SC, ST & BC Development Corporation organized first ever awareness camp in Gurez, which is one of the remotest areas of Kashmir valley, for creating awareness among masses about various schemes implemented by the Corporation in collaboration with National Level Apex Corporations and the State Government, for socio-economic development of weaker sections of the society.
Senior functionaries of the Corporation Balbir Ram Rattan, Vice Chairperson, R.K. Pandita, Managing Director, V.K. Tak FA/CAO, and other officers of the Corporation attended the awareness camp.
Deputy Speaker, J&K Legislative Assembly, Nazir Ahmad Khan ‘Gurezi’, who is also local MLA, graced the occasion and stressed upon the masses to avail benefits of various schemes of the Corporation to improve their financial position by establishing income generating units. He emphasized on the importance of these schemes to the participants, in view of growing unemployment and less job avenues available in the area. He appreciated initiative of the Corporation in organizing awareness camp in Gurez for the first time.
Balbir Ram Rattan, Vice Chairperson, asked the members of the target groups not to sit idle and become burden on their parents but to take a decision of standing on their own and support the family
R.K. Pandita, Managing Director, highlighted various schemes run by the Corporation for weaker sections of the society enjoining upon the participants to take full advantage of these scheme and also share incentives available under schemes with their neighbors and other as well, so that they also become aware about these schemes.
During day long awareness camp local participants were provided print material about various schemes, besides making available application forms to them for availing loans.
Mohd Iqbal Kataria, Manager Projects, Kasturi Lal Bhagat, Manager Recoveries, Mehood-ul-Haq Gundroo, District Manager Baramullar/Bandipora, brought various features of the schemes, eligibility criteria, procedures for availing loan assistance, mode of payment and recovery of loans, to the knowledge of the participants.
Arshad Majid Bhat, Divisional Manager, Kashmir, presented vote of thanks to the dignitaries.