The Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Program is a government subsidized program. Employment opportunities have to be created in urban and rural areas of the state through the establishment of new self-employment ventures under the scheme. Under this scheme, the District Trade and Industry Department has provided concessional interest rates business loans to the youth who are interested in self-employment.
Shri Inderi Thakur, resident of Kesharpal, Tehsil Bastar village, is born in a farming family and has studied up to 12th class under very difficult circumstances. There are a total of 05 members in the family, the family is basically dependent on agriculture. In view of the financial condition of the family, Mr. Intri expressed a desire to do his own business so that he can fulfill the needs of his family well. Here and there the idea of ​​opening their own welding shop by doing welding work in shops. Finance was needed to open a welding shop. In this time of need, he got information about the Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Program from the District Trade and Industry Center, Jagdalpur. He contacted the office and got complete information of the scheme and got a loan case of Rs. 3 lakhs made for his welding shop.
After coordinating with the officers of the department, the District Level Task Force Committee requested the matter to be remitted to the nearest bank of its area to the State Bank of India Branch Kesharpal. The district business and Kesharpal requested to remit his loan case. District Trade and Industry Center Jagdalpur sent the State Bank of India Kesharpal to the case of Intri Thakur. In the case of Mr. Thakur, the bank sanctioned and distributed Rs.3 lakh with the help of the officers and employees of the office. With the disbursed amount, Mr.Intari Thakur started his own welding shop named Messrs. Danteshwari Welding Works and Furniture. The margin money rebate of 25 percent was provided by the department based on the amount sanctioned under the Prime Minister’s plan. Mr. Thakur is earning monthly income of 30 to 35 thousand from his own business by making regular payment of installment every month. 05 people of his own village have got work in his shop. Their such progress is an inspiration for the development and youth of the village, that is, the Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Program scheme is proving a boon in the field of self-employment for educated unemployed youths.