Srinagar – J&k Bank organised a financial literacy camp at Drer Kalipora (D K Pora) during the Mega Kissan Mela organized by District
Administration Shopian. Financial Literacy and Credit Counseling (FLCC) Centre Shopian and Lead Bank Office conducted the awareness camp jointly. Hundreds of people participated in the Mela.
District Development Commissioner Shopian Javaid Ahmad Khan distributed the Banks Kissan Credit Cards to public on the occasion.
He praised the Bank for the commitment, co-operation and involvement in promoting agriculture through KCCs.
During the day large number of participants visited the Banks stall and displayed keen interest in the schemes of the Bank available in the form of brochures, pamphlets and handbills.
Among others DDC Shopian and Director Agriculture Farooq Ahmad also visited the stall.
Lead District Manager Shopian M Saleem Wani gave a brief introduction of many schemes of the Banks tailored for development of agricultural sector by way of KCC, finance for poultry, dairy, sheep rearing, artisans, establishment of small ventures and interest subsidy oriented schemes.
The people of the area also requested for opening a Bank branch in the village of D K Pora, which has a population of 4000.
Meanwhile, RSETI Baramulla organised its 10thEntrepreneurship Development Programme for youth, I which 40 boys and girls of the district participated. “J&K Bank is ahead of all in implementing the programme of developing entrepreneurs across the state particularly from the rural areas especially those belonging to BPL category so as to create the opportunity for un-employed and school drop-outs in establishing their own enterprise, said D S Khanagwal at the inaugural function. Director RSETI Riaz Ahmad Mir said that the USP of institute was to train the young entrepreneur and make them learn to create earning opportunities for themselves and others.
He said, Till date the institute has trained 327 candidates, out of which 259 established their units and the banks have financed 108 units.
In Bandipore, RSETI commenced a Seven day training programme for its 13th batch on Entrepreneurship and Skill Development in Knitting and tailoring. Director RSETI M M Fayaz briefly explained the objectives of RSETIs and asserted that these institutes were meant to create employment among the youth by building their capacities and enhancing their skill-sets.
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