JAMMU, MAY 1: The Jammu District Office of Jammu and Kashmir Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes & Backward Classes Development Corporation has received 75 fresh applications for securing loan under different categories from unemployed people residing in different areas of Jammu District and their cases are being processed. This was informed to Vice-Chairperson of the Corporation, Balbir Ram Rattan, during a review meeting of the said District with District Manager, Joginder Paul Atri.
Giving details of the fresh applications received for availing financial assistance in the form of loan from members of reserved categories, the Vice-Chairperson was informed that out of a total of 75 fresh applicants, 46 belong to Scheduled Caste category, 15 are from Scheduled Tribe community, 5 from Backward Classes, 2 from Safai Karamchari category, 4 from Disabled Persons Class have applied for setting up of own small units and 1 applicant is seeking Education Loan. These people have opted for setting up of different units to earn livelihood and the counselling has been fixed on May 25, where all the 75 applicants have been called. This will be followed by submission of formalities from the selected ones and finally the loan will be sanctioned in their favour. Balbir Ram Rattan stressed upon the District Manager to ensure that entire exercise is completed within minimum time. He also asked the DM to go for awareness camps in near future in rural areas so that Corporation schemes are taken to each and every place.