Jairam Ramesh announces tablets for youth completing 1 yr service under Himayat


Jammu, Apr 3: Union Minister for Rural Development Jairam Ramesh today announced one Tablet (Mini-Computer) for each of the 400 youths who have completed one year service in the companies they have been engaged in under Himayat scheme.  He said that all the boys and girls completing one year service successfully in the companies would be provided the tablets.
 Addressing a function under Himayat programme at Zorawar Auditorium in Jammu University here, where chief minister Omar Abdullah was also present, the minister said that Himayat scheme is marching ahead to realise the set goal of providing training and jobs to one lakh youth in Jammu and Kashmir mostly school drop-outs and lesser qualified during the five year period.
 He said over 5,000 youth have been provided jobs in various companies within and outside the State since the inception of the scheme in the State and over 15,000 would be given training and placements during the year 2013-14.
 The Union Minister said that the stipend of Rs 1000 per month for two months being provided to the placed youth in various companies has been enhanced to Rs. 2000 per month for six months.
 He said the retention rate of youth in the private companies have also shown remarkable increase and at present stands at 76.42 percent.
 Ramesh said that under Mahila Shayita Samuh (MSS) Rs 800 crore will be incurred on socio-economic welfare and uplift of women in Jammu and Kashmir. He said scheme namely Umeed has been launched in this regard in the State.
 Addressing the meeting, J&K Minister for Rural Development, Ali Muhammad Sagar said that soon after taking over as Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Omar Abdullah concentrated on evolving viable strategy to address burning problem of unemployment in the State. He said the Chief Minister took up the issue with the Prime Minister and other central leaders which resulted in the award of Himayat and Udaan schemes for youth of Jammu and Kashmir.
 Sagar also mentioned the role of Jairam Ramesh and his interest in the successful implementation of Himayat scheme in the State. He said that Jairam Ramesh visited various areas in the State to personally monitor the progress on the scheme.

Lastupdate on : Wed, 3 Apr 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 3 Apr 2013 18:30:00 GMT
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