Dr Hina Shafi Bhat inaugurates exhibition under NSSH



Samba: Vice Chairperson J&K Khadi and Village Industries Board (KVIB) Dr. Hina Shafi Bhat on Wednesday inaugurated seven days exhibition under National Scheduled Caste Scheduled Tribe Hub (NSSH) at Samba. She was flanked by District Development Commissioner Samba Rohit Khajuria, Secretary/CEO KVIB Rashid Ahmad Qadri and senior Officers of KVIB and line Departments. Twenty-five SC ST unit holders shall exhibit and sell their products in the said exhibition.
Speaking on the occasion Dr. Hina Shafi Bhat informed that NSSH has been introduced by Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises Government of India to develop an entrepreneurial ecosystem among SC ST workforce. She advised the concerned departments/agencies to collaborate and ensure that benefits of various schemes meant for under privileged class trickle down to the deserving peoples.
Lauding the efforts of J&K KVIB in employment generating, DDC Samba felt that there is a need to utilize energy and enthusiasm of educated unemployed in establishment of micro industrial ventures. He further stated that organizing such Exhibitions/events shall be helpful in broadening the industrial base by creation of new MSME units.
Speaking on the occasion, Secretary/CEO J&K KVIB stated that basic aim of NSSH scheme is to enhance the share of SC ST MSMEs in public procurement up to 4%, which is currently less than 1%. He underscored the need for active involvement of line departments and Banks to encourage and extend hand holding support to aspirant SC ST entrepreneurs for establishment of micro industries. He further stated that this exhibition shall provide a platform to SC ST MSME unit holders to exhibit and sell their products at reasonable and profitable rates.
Earlier, Dr. Hina Shafi Bhat visited all the stalls erected in the exhibition, where SC ST MSMEs had displayed their exhibits to showcase and sell them. The products displayed to exhibit and sell include, Readymade garments, Food items, sanitary fittings, Furniture, Shoes, Track suits and some SC ST institutions.


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