Small commercial vehicles distributed among beneficiaries at Bla, Ang, S’pian, K’gam, B’pora under ‘Mumkin’


SRINAGAR: To uplift, mentor and provide sustainable livelihood to the youth of Jammu and Kashmir, the UT administration has launched youth livelihood programme ‘Mumkin’ under Mission Youth in transport sector, in partnership with Ashok Leyland.

Mission Youth of J&K government is working with its vision and strategy for engaging and channelising the youth of J&K through systematic Livelihood Generation programmes. 

Under the ‘Mumkin’ scheme, small commercial vehicles are being provided to the youth with reasonable subsidies both from the manufacturer and the government, enabling them to earn a decent livelihood.

At Baramulla: The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Baramulla, Bhupinder Kumar in presence of SSP Baramulla Rayees Mohammad Bhat today distributed highly subsidized small commercial vehicles among 28 young beneficiaries of the district. 

Speaking on the occasion, the DC complimented the beneficiaries and emphasized upon them to work with zeal and dedication in their respective areas. He added that providing sustainable livelihood opportunities to our unemployed youth is our top most priority for which various initiatives are being taken. 

He also urged upon the youth to come forward and avail the benefits of several welfare schemes that can reach to them.

While giving further information about the programme, the DC said that Banking Partner shall extend loan facility to the extent of 100 percent of the On-road Price of the vehicle to be purchased. 

He added that Mission Youth shall provide 10 percent of on-road price of the vehicle (whichever is lesser) as upfront subsidy. The Vehicle manufacturer (Scheme Partner of Govt.) shall also provide an upfront special discount, not less than the amount of subsidy.

At Anantnag: The District Development Commissioner (DDC) Anantnag, Dr. Piyush Singla today handed over four Small Commercial Vehicles to the beneficiaries of the district under Customised Livelihood Generation Scheme, Mumkin, during a vehicle distribution ceremony held at Dak Bungalow Khanabal, here. 

Additional District Development Commissioner, Bashir Ahmad, Assistant Commissioner Development, Nisar Ahmad, Lead District Manager, Mohammad Aafaq, AD Employment Zameer Ahmad, ARTO, Shabir Ahmad and other concerned officers were present during the ceremony.   

Speaking on the occasion, the DDC said that the youth should come forward and avail the benefits of self-employment schemes like ‘Mumkin’ which have been designed specially for their sustainable livelihood. He informed that Government has rolled out multiple self-employment generation schemes and administration will handhold youth who are desirous to establish their own units. 

The beneficiaries thanked the government for providing them opportunities to earn livelihood and expressed commitment to work with determination for making profitable use of the vehicle in the commercial sector.

Earlier, the DDC visited Hakura and inaugurated an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) in presence of LDM, there. The locals felt relieved as their important demand was fulfilled.

At Shopian: The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Shopian, Sachin Kumar Vaishya today distributed subsidized small commercial vehicles among two young beneficiaries of the district in presence of ADC, CPO, AO, District Lead Bank Officer Shopian, Representative of  Leyland and other concerned officers and officials at mini secretariat Arhama, here.

On the occasion, the DC said that the District Administration in partnership with Ashok Leyland has moved towards achieving the vision of the prime minister to provide a sustainable livelihood scheme for the transport sector.

He said these mini commercial vehicles will enable our youth between the ages of 18 to 35 to contribute to the growth of the district.

Assistant Director Employment Abdul Majid Tantray, informed the DC that as many as 47 applications have been received out of that 29 cases have been approved by the committee.

At Kulgam: The Additional District Development Commissioner (ADDC) Kulgam, Riyaz Ahmad Sofi  and Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Showkat Ahmad Rather today handed over small commercial vehicles to  14 beneficiaries of the district under ‘Mumkin’ scheme during a distribution ceremony held here within the premises of Employment Exchange Kulgam.

Addressing the youth, ADDC said that the unemployed youth need to come forward and avail the benefits of the schemes like Mumkin that are specially designed for their sustainable livelihood.

Speaking on the occasion, ADC impressed upon the fact that the youth need to establish their own livelihood units  instead of waiting for Government jobs. 

He said that the Government has rolled out multiple self-employment generation schemes and administration is always there to handhold youth  who want to  establish their own business units.

Aijaz Ahmad Shah, an  officer from District Employment and Counselling Centre Kulgam said that the on road price of these 14 vehicles costs Rs 1.123 Crore for which the Mission Youth and Manufacturer will contribute 20% subsidy, amounting to Rs 20.67lac.

General Manager DIC,  DSEO, ARTO, LDM, CPO and other officers were present on the occasion.

At Bandipora: The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Bandipora, Dr Owais Ahmad on Tuesday handed over commercial vehicles to the beneficiaries under ‘Customized Livelihood Generation Scheme- Mumkin- New Possibilities’.

The candidates were earlier approved for the scheme by the District Level Implementation Committee headed by the Deputy Commissioner. The selected candidates received the vehicles in a function organized at Mini-Secretariat Bandipora. The vehicles included Ashok Leyland Dost having an on road price of Rs 7.76 Lac approximately and Mahindra Bolero  Max Truck costing about  7.88 lac.

The candidates got a 10 percent subsidy each from the manufacturing company of the vehicle and Mission Youth i.e 20 percent of vehicle cost besides hassle free loan for the remaining cost from J&K Bank. The selected candidates do not have to give any guarantee nor margin money to the bank for buying a vehicle on loan.

While congratulating the candidates, the DC said that this process shall continue and more youth will be selected for the loan. He urged the unemployed youth to avail such novel employment schemes of the government to earn their livelihood.

ARTO Bandipora, Suhaib Wani, Assistant Director Employment Shabnum Arif, Career Counseling Officer and Employment Officer besides other senior officers of the district were present on the occasion.