J&K: Kupwara District Commissioner inaugurates Skill Institute

Under the much ambitious phase three of the ‘Back to Village’ (B2V3) running in the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir, District Development Commissioner (DDC) of Kupwara, Anshul Garg inaugurated a Skill Training Institute.
The Institute provides multiple vocational training courses including fashion designing and plumber courses. It was informed that the first batch of 20 female trainees have completed the course of fashion designing.
On the occasion, the DDC interacted with the female trainees who put forth several demands before him. He directed the Superintendent ITI Kupwara (Nodal Officer for Skill Development) to submit a proposal for establishment of Skill Institutes at the places demanded.
He stressed upon the concerned to tie up the artisans with Entrepreneurship Development Institute for proper financing of their businesses.
Regarding, setting up of additional courses, the DDC directed the concerned officer to identify and introduce different trades in the Institute as per market demand.
Later on, the DDC chaired a Public Darbar under B2V3 of Panchayat Halqa Sogam-C at Agriculture Complex in Sogam. During the function, BDC Chairperson, Sogam and concerned Sarpanch apprised the DDC about various issues and put forth their demands.
The DDC passed on the spot directions to the concerned officers for resolving the issues raised by the Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs).
DDC Garg directed the concerned to ensure availability of adequate buffer stock of transformers for the sub-division within 10 days at the disposal of SDM for their utilization during the winter season.
Regarding allocation of more playgrounds, Garg asked the BDC Chairperson to identify the land and propose for developing playfields in the area.
While addressing the function, the DDC asked the people to take maximum benefit of the ambitious Back to Village programme and get themselves registered under various welfare schemes of the government.
He stressed upon the PRIs to utilize the recently allocated amount of Rs 10 lakh in the optimal development of their respective panchayat haqas. The DDC also distributed baby packs among the beneficiaries at the function.