Khadi Village Industries Commission (KVIC) Director, Mange Ram has lamented that PMEGP (Prime Minister Employment Generation Programme) was not successfully implemented in Meghalaya in comparison to other states in the country.
“This is due to the low response of the applicants,” Mange said at the concluding day of the two-day People Education Programme organised by the Meghalaya Social Development Society (MSDS) and sponsored by the State Office of KVIC.
Mange said that despite the fact that the scheme was implemented by different government agencies such as KVIC, DCIC and KVIB, however, it was found that it was not carried out up to the expectation of the government.
“Therefore, the fund allotted for Meghalaya has been diverted to other states,” he added.
While calling upon the people to become job providers and not job seekers, Mange appealed to all citizens to avail the scheme as it was purposely designed for people to start a business and to become an entrepreneur. He also spoke at length on various activities taken up by KVIC.
Martin Luther Christian University vice chancellor, Prof T K Bamon in her speech as the guest of honour noted that the PEP programme through the involvement of various line departments has become an eye opener for the students especially those who are interested in taking up entrepreneurship.
She called upon the students to follow the Gandhian thoughts of serving the society and the family with love and dignity.
The entire session programme was shared by various officers of line departments in which Depankar, NCERT counsellor and faculty member Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) spoke on the role and function of NYK towards the youth, while Richard L. Nongbri, Industrial Promotion Officer, DCIC, East Khasi Hills spoke at length on the various schemes and training provided by the Centre.
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