Jammu and Kashmir Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes & Backward Classes Development Corporation Limited, Vice-Chairperson, Sh. Balbir Ram Rattan, alongwith Jammu District Manager, Joginder Paul Atri, reached Gadigarh area on Jammu-R,S. Pura road and inspected a small unit of manufacturing of hand pumps and welding work. The unit has been established by an unemployed male belonging to Backward Class category by availing financial assistance in the form of loan from J&K Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes & Backward Classes Development Corporation Limited under “Direct Financing Scheme”.
Vice-Chairperson, Balbir Ram Rattan, who is continuously inspecting the units set up by loan from the corporation, also interacted with Gar Singh, the loanee and sought details of his unit. He said that the male has started his ancestral work of earning livelihood instead of waiting for the job and becoming burden on parents. “It is indeed highly appreciable that more and more unemployed people of reserved categories are getting motivated to seek loans from the Corporation with an objective of becoming self dependent”, Balbir said and expressed hope that the financial assistance availed as loan by the beneficiaries will be utilized in proper way. He also appealed the people who have taken loan to deposit their monthly instalments regularly as the same money will be further provided to other unemployed males and females for starting their own earning units.