Jammu & Kashmir Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes & Backward Classes Development Corporation Limited, Vice Chairperson, Balbir Ram Rattan, during his visit to Baramulla District of Kashmir Valley, reached Sopore town to personally inspect the units financed by the Corporation under Direct Financing scheme for the benefit of the poor and needy people of the reserved categories.
Accompanied by District Manager, Baramulla, Mehmood-ul-Haq Gundroo and Field Supervisor, Manzoor Ahmed Bhat, the Vice Chairperson, inspected a shoe making unit, Royal Siraj Shoe Makers, in Shahabad area of Sopore financed by SC, ST, BC Development Corporation in favour of an unemployed male from Safai Karamchari category and another unit of a cloth shop, Poshak Palace, in main market of the town under minority category.
Balbir Ram Rattan, while interacting with these loanees, said that the successful running of their units is itself testimony that the money availed by them has been utilized in a proper way. He said that the Corporation too feels pride when the units financed by it are flourishing.
Balbir said that in these days when there are very less opportunities of government jobs, even the small units set up by the unemployed people with the financial assistance from the Corporation are providing employment to others, which is highly appreciable. He asked the unemployed youth to make their minds of setting up of own income generating units, for which the SC, ST, BC Development Corporation is always ready to guide them and grant loan in their favour so that they do not remain dependents on parents but prove to be boon for the family.