‘1 lakh youth to get jobs under Himayat in 5 yrs’
600 get job letters
Srinagar, July 23: Terming ‘Himayat’ as a milestone for tackling unemployment in the state, Union Minister for Rural Development, Jairam Ramesh said one lakh youth in J&K will be employed in next five years under the programme.
In a bid to promote skilled training among the youth the minister said: “We have decided to hike the post placement support for the young boys and girls who after finishing their trainings don’t get jobs.”
“We have decided the enhance the monthly financial support from Rs 1000 to Rs 2000 per person as also increasing the stipend period from present 2 months to 6 months. Now, each beneficiary will get financial support of Rs. 12000 instead of present Rs 2000.”
The minister was speaking at the function at Entrepreneurship Development Institute here where chief minister Omar Abdullah was also present.
He said that his Ministry will also provide accommodation facilities for youth of J&K outside the State and involve more and more private companies in the Himayat programme.
“Our target of imparting training to 7000 youth and facilitating their placement in various companies within and outside the state has been targeted this year,” Ramesh said, adding that “we will also try to provide jobs to youth in foreign countries.”
Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah in his speech said the youth of J&K are talented enough to prove their mettle and ability at all fronts.
“They only need opportunity and exposure to prove their capacity and capability of rendering meritorious service in any organization”, he said, adding that Himayat is right initiative in this direction.
“We have to create new avenues for youth and enhance their employability to get jobs in private sector”, Omar said, adding that Udaan and Himayat programmes have been launched to achieve this target.
Meanwhile, the Chief Minister and the Union Minister for Rural Development handed over placement letters to 600 boys and girls who have been trained in various trades under Himayat programme.
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