Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate first-ever business process outsourcing (BPO) unit in Bandipora district on February 3.
"The aim (of BPO) is to attract entrepreneurs, investors and MNCs in IT and BPOs to establish their business units, with the ultimate objective of enhancing employment opportunities for the youth in the district and its neighbouring districts," deputy commissioner Bandipora Shahid Iqbal Choudhary told PTI.
The BPO will also provide an employment-oriented investment atmosphere in Kashmir, he said.
The IT-enabled skills lab will train 600 educated youth every year for placement in BPOs and this will provide platform for establishment of more BPOs.
It will provide jobs to minimum 215 local professionals and will also serve as a model for replication to attract job-oriented investment in Kashmir for local youth, Choudhary said.
The lab will be ready for operations and first batch will be inducted in Mid-February 2019 for training.
The BOP setup has been put in place with a main hall, office, IT room, systems room and associated facilities with furniture, furnishing, hardware, software procured and installed fully.