New Delhi : The Jammu and Kashmir State Rural Livelihoods Mission (JKSRLM) will raise over 1.24 lakh skilled manpower under Himayat with financial allocation of Rs 1,601.51 crore for a period of three years in the state.
This information was given at a meeting of Project Implementing Agencies (PIAs) under Himayat scheme, called at New Delhi under the chairmanship of Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Abdul Haq, to review the progress and implementation of the scheme.
An official spokesman said Mr Haq reviewed the progress and the proper implementation of Himayat by the implementing agencies and received the feedback from the officers and the recruiting agencies, regarding the implementation of the scheme. On the occasion, the Minister said around three projects have been sanctioned by the JKSRLM and first installment is released to the project implementing agencies Surya, Apollo and Manpower for the mobilization of candidates, which is under progress.
He said the first batch of training will commence by the end of this month in different training centres located at Bangalore, Raipur, Jammu and 9,751 candidates are to be covered in the present round of the four-project applications.
The Minister, while addressing the gathering, shared the vision and mission of the government for raising skilled manpower under various skill development programmes. He asked the PIAs to come forward and share their responsibility of helping the youth to prove their worth in the field of their choice, as they just need a hand holding to show their talent. Mr Haq said Himayat is a skill development-cum-placement programme for unemployed youth in J&K under the umbrella of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gramin Koushalaya Yojana (DDU-GKY), Union Ministry of Rural Development, with focus on sustainable employment for the rural poor youth.The JKSRLM has been entrusted with the job of training and placing over 1.24 lakh candidates with financial allocation of Rs 1601.51 crore for a period of three years.
It is a challenge before the state government to train the youth of the state in various skills, so that they are able to earn their livelihood. He hoped that the initiatives taken by the state government with the support of the Ministry of Rural Development Government would yield desired results within the shortest period of time. The training of selected youth will be rolled out as early as possible by the end of June, 2017, he added.
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