The customized Livelihood Generation Scheme-MUMKIN has opened the door of opportunity for several youth like Mohammad Rafiq- a resident of district Reasi to earn a decent living for supporting his family.
The Administrative Council of the UT of Jammu and Kashmir has come up with this customized scheme to enable the likes of Rafiq to earn their livelihood by providing subsidized small commercial Vehicles on highly soft loans.
Under this scheme the youth of J&K are being facilitated to procure light commercial vehicles for starting a sustainable livelihood. The objective of the scheme is to provide the financial Assistance for purchase of light commercial vehicle (load Carrier) to the desiring unemployed youth on the subsidy of Rs 160000 or 20% of the on road price of the vehicle (which ever in minimum).
In District Reasi, 70 cases of MUMKIN have been approved by the District Level Implementation Committee (DLIC) for the first Quarter of Financial year 2021-22. Out of these, subsidy has been approved in favour of 25 cases, while 8 beneficiaries received the vehicle till August-14, 2021 and they have started to earn their livelihood. The vehicle was provided to the youth who before have struggling to earn their two times meals.
Mohammad Rafiq of Agharballian W.No.05 Tehsil and District Reasi was a Matriculate unemployed youth and the head of the 6 member family including 03 daughters and 01 son. With no regular income, Rafiq had been struggling for several years to make the two ends meet by working as driver on paltry salary.
“MUMKIN Scheme has brought a new dawn in my life”, he said. Narrating the turn of events in his life, Rafiq said first time he knew about the scheme on a local Whats-App group. He visited the District Employment and Counselling Centre Reasi and after getting full details of MUMKIN Scheme, applied for the same on May 6, 2021.
“On June 26, 2021, seventy candidates were selected through the Draw of Lots, and fortunately my name too figured out”, he said in excitement.
After following all the procedure I got the vehicle as and my dream to become the proud owner of a vehicle came true, he said.
Rafiq says he is very happy as he has started earning a decent living to support my family.
Rafiq is highly thankful to the Lt. Governor as well as the District Administration for making him self- reliant, self dependent and moreover making him the owner of a vehicle otherwise.