Forty-five families living in Kathua, 25 in Jammu and five families in Samba are involved in the illegal trade of liquor here, he said.
"A threadbare discussion was held to discuss measures for their rehabilitation by way of counselling and imparting skill training in employable trades," the spokesman said.
The divisional commissioner asked officers to conduct a survey to identify all families involved in brewing of illicit liquor and seek their interest for a particular trade.
He also asked for a detailed study of the socio-economic conditions of these families, the spokesman said.
The divisional commissioner asked the departments concerned to impart skill development training through ITI, Polytechnic and others so as to provide alternative employment to these families.
Director Industries and Commerce R S Sharma discussed various schemes for rehabilitation of such families, the spokesman said, adding that the department would provide loan facilities for establishment of self-employment units.
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