Shopian: The Jammu & Kashmir Rural Livelihood Mission (JKRLM) UMEED Friday organised a Workshop for women Self Help Groups (SHGs) on Sheep rearing at Sheep Husbandry Department, Shirmal here.
The aim of the workshop was to sensitize the community for proper implementation of the programme and offer an opportunity for direct interaction with SHG members.
Block Programme Manager JKRLM, Rayees Rathore presented an overview of activities, approach and achievements of UMEED, particularly in the area of financial inclusion. He said the mandate of JKRLM is to reach out to the rural population and link them to sustainable livelihood opportunities.
On the occasion Chief Sheep Husbandry Officer, Shopian Rafiq Ahmed Shah highlighted the various aspects of sheep rearing to earn a better livelihood at ease. He gave an overview of activities and focused on the need of fair credit to the poor which he said is prerequisite and imperative for successful and sustainable livelihood of SHGs.
Workshop will help the SHG members to directly interact with each other and give feedback on the existing system of finance to the SHGs that will help banks and the department to improve, he added.
Among others technical staff of Sheep Husbandry department Shopian besides a large number of SHGs participated in the said awareness camp.