NEW DELHI, Sept 11: Recognizing the impressive implementation of the Umeed Scheme in Jammu and Kashmir, the Union Ministry for Rural Development has awarded J&K’s Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Department for making pioneering efforts in institution building and capacity building in the State through the pioneering scheme.
Pertinently, Umeed has made substantial progress in promoting and mobilizing about 270632 women in J&K into 29703 self-help groups and strengthening these groups by way of providing revolving capital from the State Rural Livelihoods Mission (SRLM) and linking them with various financial institutions.
The Union Rural Development Ministry conferred another award on District Development Commissioner Baramulla, Dr Nasir Naqash for impressive performance in Extended Gram Swaraj Abhiyaan under “Aspirational District”.
The Union Ministry recognized that the District Development Commissioner Baramulla has led his district team in effective convergence of 7 national schemes in the district including PM Ujwala Yojana, PM Saubhagya Yojana, Ujala Yojana, PM Jandhan Yojana, PM Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana, PM SurakhsaBima Yojana and Mission Indra Dhunush.
The nodal department for monitoring this Abhiyaan is the state’s Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Department.
Mission Director Umeed, A R War and DC Baramulla received the awards from Union Minister for Rural Development, Narinder Singh Tomarat a function organized at Vigyan Bhawan here.
Pertinently, the award ceremony is a yearly event in which the Union Ministry evaluates the performance of all States in implementation of the central schemes on various identifiable parameters.