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Empowering Women: Mission Youth notifies Tejaswini Livelihood scheme

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Jammu and Kashmir Mission Youth will soon be rolling out an online portal for end-to-end process of applications under the Tejaswini Scheme, which is aimed at empowering women socially and economically, an official spokesperson said.
The scheme, launched by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha last month, is a start up funding programme for adolescents and young women of the UT to make them empowered and self-dependent through their own business ventures, the official said.

The broad aim of the scheme is to provide financial assistance to young women of 18 to 35 years of age for setting up gainful self-employment ventures, suited to their skills, training, aptitude and local conditions, he said.

The authorities have asked the women entrepreneurs to formalise their proposals, which will be approved by the District Level Implementation Committee.

A notification seeking applications will be issued in each district while online portal will also remain available for online applications and approvals, he said.

The spokesman said female entrepreneurs shall be facilitated to avail financial assistance under Mudra from J&K Bank to the extent of Rs 5 lakh.

Mission Youth, J&K, shall provide an amount of Rs 50,000 or 10 per cent of project cost as subsidy.

Besides, Mission Youth as special incentive shall also sponsor interest component of the loan and its repayment will be interest-free for young female entrepreneurs, the official said.

The scheme intends to provide assistance to all eligible young women who are domiciles of J&K and have a qualification of matriculation and above.

It will also cater to enterprises where women entrepreneurs hold not less than 50 per cent of financial holding besides providing assistance to set up women centric businesses and micro start-ups, the official said.

In view of low participation of women in various entrepreneurial and livelihood generation activities, Mission Youth has conceptualised this scheme for young women of the UT to uplift status of women in the society, he said.

Mission Youth has set a target to cover 2,000 women entrepreneurs under the scheme during the current financial year.

A budgetary component of Rs 12 crore has been earmarked by Mission Youth on account of government subsidy for the scheme.

The scheme has been specifically modelled to ensure that businesses set up by these young women turn into viable and flourishing enterprises.

Mission Youth has decentralised implementation of the scheme for ensuring convenience to prospective women entrepreneurs.

In this regard, a district-level committee constituted under the chairmanship of respective Deputy Commissioners shall implement the scheme and approve cases for assistance, the spokesperson said.

He said concerned AD/DD Employment of each district has also been designated as Nodal Officers at District level to facilitate women entrepreneurs under the scheme.

“The scheme will prove to be a significant step towards boosting employment scenario in J&K where unemployment rate is higher than the national average,” he said.

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We Want Jobs Not Loan: Protesting Dental Surgeons

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Last week J&K LG Manoj Sinha announced that the government would provide financial assistance to dental surgeons. “Govt to provide financial aid to dental surgeons to start their clinic. In the first phase, 400 dental surgeons and 800 paramedics will be selected for a specially tailored self-employment scheme”, the statement of LG reads.

The protesting dental surgeons have not agreed to accept financial assistance from the government and have continued their protest to demand government jobs. The protestors said that if the government doesn’t have funds for us, the government should shut down the dental college as they increase unemployment.

While talking to JK Media, a surgeon said, “it’s unfortunate why the LG is not listening to us. We have staged a peaceful protest so that our demands could reach the LG. The LG has announced financial assistance for us, but we don’t accept his decision as if we need a loan, we have applied for it at any bank. We are not demanding something illegal. All we want is that the government should conduct an exam, and if we fail in the exam, then we can’t blame the government”.

“If the government is giving jobs to all other branches, then why not to our fraternity? The government is releasing one statement only that there are no funds for us, but they are releasing funds for other branches, then there must be some corruption in government that’s why they are not releasing funds for us. The government is also saying that the medical department is getting privatized, then the government should shut down the government colleges and also privatize the MBBS surgeons”, a female surgeon said.

Amish Mahajan
Content Writer
JK Media

 

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Uncontrolled Car Hits Several Other Parked Vehicles at Pir Mitha, Shopkeepers Sets an Example

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The shopkeepers of Pir Mitha have set an example for everyone with their gesture. In a CCTV Footage accessed by JK Media, a black-coloured car was seen hitting the other parked vehicles. When someone hits their car with ours, we usually get engaged in a fight, but the shopkeepers of Pir Mitha, instead of getting involved in a row, brought the car driver and his family inside their shop and offered them water.

While talking to the media, a shopkeeper said, “in the morning, within a few minutes of opening the shop, we heard a noise, and when we came out, we saw that the car hit an auto-rickshaw and other parked vehicles. As the car stopped, we rushed towards the car. Inside the car, there was a female and child, and they were going to get their son treatment as his one eye got burnt. Then we brought the family to our shop, made them sit and offered water as they panicked out”.

“We are happy that there was no loss of life. The damaged cars could be repaired, but if someone would have died, then we couldn’t have brought him back. We want to request that everyone shouldn’t get engaged in a fight with people if a similar incident happens with them; instead, they should lend a helping hand”, another shopkeeper said.

Amish Mahajan
Content Writer
JK Media

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One dead, Two injured in road accident

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A local ailing elderly woman died while her son and daughter-in-law were injured after the ambulance they were on board skidded off the road and fell into Chakwah stream near Batote on Kishtwar-Batote highway in Jammu’s Doda district on Saturday, officials said.

As per a police spokesperson, the accident took place at about 1645 hrs this afternoon at chakwa nullah near Batote when the ambulence bearing registration number JK06/ 8241 on way from GMC Doda to SKIMS Srinagar skidded off the road and plunged into the deep nullah.

While confirming the incident, SHO Batote, Ranjeet Singh told Greater Kashmir that soon after receiving the information, a rescue operation was launched but the ill woman, Haseena Begum, 73, wife of Late Bhadar Malik, a resident of Tantna in tehsil Gondan of Doda district, had died on the spot.

Two of her attendents-her son Mohammad Amin Malik, 35 and his wife Farida Begum, 32- received injuries in the accident, Singh said.

The couple has been shifted to CHC Batote for treatment, he added.

Reports said that the driver of the ambulance, who received minor injuries in the accident, escaped from the spot while police has taken cognizance of the incident.

 

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