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The administration engages with youth through awareness programmes and various modes of communication including print and electronic media.

One-stop solution

Applicants can access all the self employment schemes of the government on their mobile device at www.dastaq.in without the need of any human interface.


From guidance/counseling regarding scheme, coordinating with financial institutions, technical support to guidance regarding running the ventures profitably, applicants get it all and more.


The ventures/units set up under the initiative are regularly monitored to check any deviation from the approved line of activity.

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About Dastaq-E-Shopian


DASTAQ-e-Shopian is a unique initiative envisaged by Sachin Kumar Vaishya (IAS)-District Magistrate Shopian as a seamless tool to empower youth of Shopian through employment by creating a one-stop solution from guidance to establishment of any venture supported by plethora of self-employment schemes being implemented by various departments of the government with the target to provide employment opportunities to, atleast, 1000 individuals during FY 2021-22.

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I was extremely worried about my career. It is not possible for everyone to get a government job and private sector is still in its infancy in Kashmir. I have been fortunate to come across dastaq.e.Shopian. The hand-holding provided by the government at each step is commendable.

Zahid Ahmad

I don’t usually give 5 stars to anyone online but dastaq.in is really changing lives. Kudos to district administration.

Dar Basit

The moment I attended the first awareness camp of DASTAQ at Palapora, deep down I knew my life was going to change and it did! I can't thank District Administration of Shopian enough!

Mohammad Abbas-Bakery Owner

Life has turned around after I set up the unit. My parents are proud. I often host young boys and girls who aspire to be dairy entrepreneurs like me. Everybody can not get a government job. We must carve our own path.

Asiya Bashir

I had all the skills and the drive to serve my society. Since medical equipment is costly, I needed initial investment to start my clinic. Dastaq.in appeared as a saviour. The district administration processed my case in time-bound manner.

Mr. S.M. Saifullah

I love good food and people. I always wanted to convert my passion into profession by setting up a one-of-its-kind restaurant that would not just serve good food but provide respectable employment. DASTAQ.E.Shopian knocked on my door and made my wish come true.

Owner-Haza restaurant

We often read about all kinds of pollutions in schools and colleges but we hardly do anything about it. I have always had a dream of doing something for the environment. I saw an opportunity to set up the unit and I embraced it with open arms.

Mr. M. Iqbal- M Y Graphics

Main kabhi sonch bhi nahi sakta tha ki main kabhi apna business set up kar sakta hai. Aaj mere paas alhamdulillah catering ka business hai jis ko qayam karney main KVIB ke amley ka behadh marhoon.e.ehsaan hun…

Sajad Ahmed Ghanie, Nadigam Shopian

I was earning 3000 rupees in a private job. After setting up my Xerox center, I am providing jobs to 5 people and earning over Rs. 20,000 per month for himself and is providing monthly salaries to his employees @ Rs. 5000 per month.

Rafi Abdullah- (Xerox Centre)

After completing my MSc in Physics, I was mocked for not getting any job. After receiving necessary counseling at District Industries Centre Shopian, I decided to manufacture Tempered Glass for mobile phones which was an innovative idea as no such unit was till then established in the entire south Kashmir. I started his business with an initial investment of Rs 5 Lacs. Now I provide employment to 10 people.

Shabir Ahmed Hajam

Average Rating 4.51

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