Rollback decision to abolish SHG scheme immediately: Tarigami

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 8/14/2020 12:18:45 PM

SRINAGAR, Aug13: CPI-M leader Yousuf Tarigami has criticized the decision of the J&K administration to abolish Self Help Groups (SHGs) of engineers is another glaring example of how the BJP government is hell-bent to deprive people of their livelihood.
“Over 15000 young unemployed engineers are earning their bread and butter by working through SHG in various departments like R&B, PMGSY, PHE, PDD, etc for the last more than a decade and a half. About 2500 SHGs of engineers from various streams like Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Structural, Electronics and Communications, Computer Sciences, BioMedical Engineering, etc are working through these groups and contributing to nation-building since 2004,” he said in a statement.
Not only were these engineers earning their livelihood through this scheme, but they were also contributing to the development of the region, he pointed out. Tarigami added that the BJP government is making all efforts to make those who are already in employment, lose their jobs.
“The abrupt and wrong decision of the J&K administration has shocked the families of these hapless engineers. They have set up their offices and hired the services of private accountants, computer operators, and even the office boys/ peons, etc. Their bread and butter are also connected with such SHGs. They will also be badly affected by this anti-youth and the anti-worker the decision of the administration,” Tarigami added.
He also reminded that the BJP had promised that it will create employment for the youth, “but till now instead of creating new avenues, they have snatched source of livelihood from thousands of people in Jammu and Kashmir since last year”. The anti-youth decisions of the J&K administration have sparked huge resentment throughout the region, he warned.
The SHG engineers have launched an agitation and the CPI (M) supports their genuine demands. The J&K administration must take back this anti-youth decision at the earliest.



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