JAMMU, Jan 21: Member Khadi Village Industries Commission, North Zone, Nagendra Raghuvanshi today inaugurated UT Level exhibition, PMEGP Expo-2023 at Jammu Haat.
The event is being attended by artisans and craftsmen from Jammu and Kashmir and other states with a varied range of unique and indigenous products of their respective regions.
During the inaugural session, a short film highlighting success stories and benefits of Prime Minister Employment Generation Programme was screened. Under the scheme, beneficiaries can avail loans for setting up their business enterprise with a subsidy of upto 35 percent on the loan amount.
Addressing the visitors and artisans at the inaugural ceremony, Nagendra Raghuvanshi said that the Government is working under a well knit strategy to facilitate traditional crafts and trades by providing employment generation opportunities besides financial support and marketing to the artisans. It is vital that we support our skilled craftsmen to ensure that we become an Atmanirbhar nation, he maintained.
‘The Government strives hard to provide assistance to such workers who are committed to improve their livelihoods through their skills. The exhibition is also aimed at to showcase the products of these skilled workers to the public and provide them with recognition and respect for their work”, he asserted.
Those present at the occasion included Secretary J&K KVIB, Farrukh Qazi, State Director J&K KVIC, SP Khandelwal and Assistant Director, KVIC Jammu, Anil Sharma among other officers and visitors.
The exhibition will culminate on February 3.