Tuesday, May 21
CEC Akhoon, DC Suse inaugurate NRLM training centre at Saliskote

Women empowerment is gaining momentum in rural areas: Akhoon

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KARGIL: Noting that women empowerment is gaining momentum in rural areas of the district, Chairman and Chief Executive Councillor, LAHDC, Kargil, Dr Mohd Jaffer Akhoon on Thursday said that the hill council will explore the means under the subsidy sector to generate employment and livelihood programmes.

Akhoon was speaking, after inaugurating a NRLM Livelihood Training Centre at Saliskote (TSG), along with Deputy Commissioner and CEO LAHDC, Kargil, Shrikant Suse.

Assistant Commissioner Development (ACD) Ghulam Mohd, Councilor Saliskote, Mohd Sajjad Khan, BPM Rahila Khatoon, SHG members and civil society of Saliskote were present on the occasion.

On the occasion, the CEC expressed happiness over the fact that women empowerment is gaining momentum in rural areas, thus contributing to livelihood of these women and contributing the economy.

CEC Dr Jaffer commended ACD Kargil for the successful implementation of the NRLM scheme in Kargil, noting that these initiatives will enhance livelihood opportunities and reduce dependence on government jobs.

The CEC assured that under subsidy sector ways and means will be explored to generate employment and livelihood programmes. He advised the SHG members and concerned officers to focus on the quality and present ability of the finished product.

CEC Dr Jaffer also inspected the centre, machines and interacted with Lakh Pati Didis and other SHG members and advised them to dedicatedly work to improve their livelihood.

DC Kargil expressed happiness over the opening of livelihood centre. He said more such centres will be developed in other blocks of the district. DC Shrikant said coordinated efforts are needed by all stakeholders to make NRLM a success in the district.

Councilor Mohd Sajjad Khan expressed gratitude to the concerned department and emphasized the need for continued coordination and logistic support in the future to ensure the success of the center.

ACD Ghulam Mohammad said that the scheme has been highly beneficial for the SHGS in improving their livelihood and expressed hope that the establishment of the training centre will further help in production of good products.

Pertinently the centre is equipped with a pickle making machine, embroidery machine and a training centre. Rahila Khatoon BPM presented vote of thanks.

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