STATE TIMES NEWS KATHUA: J&K Rural Livelihoods Mission (UMEED) on Tuesday organised a workshop on SHG-Bank Linkage programme in Umeed office Barnoti, Kathua. The aim of the workshop was to sensitise the bankers and the community for proper implementation of the programme and offer an opportunity for direct interaction between bankers and SHG members. District Programme Manager (FI) JKRLM Ved Raj Sharma & Block Programme Manager JKRLM Syed Mohammad Abbas while speaking on the occasion presented an overview of activities, approach and achievements of UMEED, particularly in the area of financial inclusion. They said the mandate of JKRLM is to reach out to 66 percent of rural population and link them to sustainable livelihood opportunities. LDM Kathua, FLCC incharge Kathwa who also spoke on the occasion said the Bank, Financial institutions are committed to walking an extra mile in efforts towards financial inclusion and empowerment of women and assured the SHG members of hassle-free credit facilities to identified SHGs from the bank. While other bankers speaking on the occasion said SHG credit linkage is a social concern and a promising business proposition and assured of all kinds of possible assistance to the SHGs. LDM Naren Singh; FLC Ashok Koul; Branch Manager JKB / PNB / JRB / SBI Budhi were also present.
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