J&K Govt announces spl sop for women entrepreneurs
Last Updated: Monday, August 10, 2009, 21:58
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday announced various welfare measures for socio-economic upliftment of women, Finance minister Abdul Rahim Rather today said while presenting the first budget of the National Conference led coalition government in the assembly here.

Under this scheme, the minister said 100 women entrepreneurs shall be selected from each district taking the total to 2,200 in the first phase. They will be granted direct loans upto Rs 3 lakh at six per cent interest through state women development corporation, he said.

The minister said that the scope of the scheme shall be later extended to tehsil level. For this purpose, the government shall provide a revolving fund of Rs 10 crore to the state women development corporation, in suitable installments depending upon the progress of proposed scheme.

Rather said that fields identified for women entrepreneurs include health care and pharmaceuticals, restaurants, computers and information technology, agro based industries, floriculture, cosmetics, perfumery, hosiery, ceramics, tailoring, leather and food products.

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First Published: Monday, August 10, 2009, 21:58

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