Rajahmundry: Self-employment for women from minority communities and employment for Christian youth will be given top priority in East Godavari district in the present financial year 2013-14.
AP Minority Welfare and Finance Corporation district unit has taken up this programme to uplift the financially backward sections of the minorities and providing training to all eligible in the age group of 21-40 years.
The Muslims, the Christians, the Sikhs, the Parsis, the Jains and the Buddhists living in the district would be covered under the programme.
Of the six categories, the Christians will be provided training in tally and page making. Women from other five categories will be given training in embroidery and Sari and dress designing.
Apart from assisting the candidates in securing loans from various banks, the corporation will provide a subsidy of Rs one lakh or 50 per cent of the cost of the project to those who have completed training.
East Godavari minority finance corporation executive director P. S. Prabhakara Rao said that the age requirement was fixed by the government as per GO No 101 dated December 31, 2013.
The income cap for the beneficiaries is Rs 60,000 in rural and Rs 75,000 in urban areas. Interested candidates can contact the office at Kakinada or call 0884-2351483.