SRINAGAR, MAY 16: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today visited several stalls put up by the female members of Self Help Groups (SHGs) set up under Umeed scheme and interacted with them. These members had put up their stalls on sidelines of a function organized by the concerned Department at SKICC, Srinagar.
The Chief Minister went round the stalls put up by these women and appreciated them for the work they have been doing despite hardships of life. She enquired from them about marketing facility, availability of credit and availability of raw material for their units.
The Chief Minister also listened to the stories of struggle of these women, who braving all difficulties, established themselves as successful entrepreneurs.
The Minister for Rural Development Department, Abdul Haq Khan; Secretary, Rural Development Department, Nirmal Sharma and other senior officers also accompanied the Chief Minister during the visit.
The Chief Minister, however, expressed her disappointment over poor arrangements made at the venue, where about 10000-12000 women, belonging to these SHGs from different parts of Valley, had come to meet the Chief Minister and interact with her.
Mehbooba Mufti expressed her disappointment for lack of basic facilities at the venue like drinking water, sanitation or medical help for women, who had came for meeting the CM. Many women got faint at the venue due to nausea or lack of proper space for them, of which the Chief Minister took a serious note.