The State Cabinet which met here today under the chairmanship of Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed accorded sanction to the adoption of the scheme namely ‘Hunnar’ as per guidelines for its implementation in J&K with immediate effect. ‘Hunnar’ is a skill development scheme for poor girls of the State living below poverty line, who may not find themselves in a position to earn dignified livelihood. The proposed scheme will bring all schemes launched by different departments under one umbrella which have training and skill development component. The norms for availing benefit under the scheme are that the prospective beneficiary girl should be above 18 years of age, should not be a school going girl and should be an identified poor girl in the survey list available with the concerned DDCs, DSWOs. The scheme constituents include skill development, micro enterprises, cooperative societies for the production, manufacturing of goods and marketing of products. The eligible identified poor girl will be imparted training through various existing schemes, extended by the identified departments, followed by subsidy, marketing and managerial support, once the venture will turn into cooperative society. The scheme will be operational in all districts across the state and Social Welfare Department will be the nodal department for implementation of the scheme.
2015 Kashmir Despatch