Mission Director Jammu & Kashmir Rural Livelihoods Mission (JKRLM), Indu Kanwal Chib today visited Rajouri to take stock of the program activities in different Blocks of the district.She interacted with Self Help Groups and assessed the implementation of the activities going on in the blocks.During the interaction, the MD stressed upon the SHG members to avail the benefits envisaged under the Mission and strive for their economic upliftment.She said that the main pbjective of JKRLM (UMEED) is ensuring organised development of women, particularly in rural areas, by upgrading their economic and social status.
The MD urged the officers to identify different business models that could be recast and replicated in the villages and offered to women for taking up as enterprises. She directed the officers to assist these women in channelizing their efforts in carving out successful businesses.The Mission Director said that apart from focusing on the handicraft, handloom, food processing activities as the source of livelihood generation, the JKRLM intends to let the SHG members take up the service sector as a means of their livelihoods. She further elaborated that the SHG members will be trained in the service sector through training partners.
District programme Manager, Mohammad Owais Karni, informed the chair about the achievements of Mission in Rajouri District. It was informed that 3000 Self Help Groups have been formed in the District where as an amount of Rs 9.33 crore has been provided to the SHGs as capitilization from the Mission.In addition, the SHGs have been credit linked with the banks to the tune of Rs 1450 crore. The amount has been invested by the members in different Livelihoods like Dairy units, food processing units, Handicrafts ,Livestock and poultry farming besides under convergence, various Livelihood initiatives have been successfully initiated with the help of line departments.