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In a recent meeting Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir was informed that under the rural health mission the administration is busy making more self help groups on the ground.

He advised the Housing & Urban Department to explore convergence with other schemes under implementation in the urban sector in J&K for increasing the acceptance of the NULM in the urban setting.

Highlighting that the targets under direct financing scheme for SC/ST/OBC are extremely low, the Chief Secretary urged the concerned to lay special focus on providing gainful employment to more underprivileged and marginalized in the society.

The Industries and Commerce Department informed that as against the target of 2352 cases under PMEGP, 7613 cases have been sanctioned as on date by the banks and in 5775 cases, financial assistance has also been disbursed to the beneficiaries.

JKRLM asked to introduce institutional innovations and train the SHGs in the production of products suited to modern-day requirements, besides establishing fruitful forward linkages with the e-markets.

He emphasized greater coordination between departments and banks for expeditious sanction and disbursement of loans under various schemes so that the target of creating one lakh self employment opportunities for youth is achieved at the end of the present financial year.

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