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April 25, 2018

Abdul Haq met MSME Minister to seek support for skill development of J&K youth

New Delhi : Rural Development Minister Abdul Haq Khan today called on Union MoS for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Giriraj Singh in New Delhi to discuss support of the ministry in training the youth of the state in various skills.

The minister was accompanied by Mission Director Bakshi Javid Hamayun and Additional Mission Director Kapil Sharma, an official spokesperson said.

Abdul Haq apprised the Union MoS about the initiatives taken by the state government with regard to the training being imparted to the youth in various skills and the subsequent placements by various project implementation agencies. The minister further informed that JKSRLM has been entrusted with the responsibility of training and placing over 1.24 lakh youth with an allocation of Rs 1,601.51 crore for a period of three years under Himayat scheme. He said the department has already signed MoUs with atleast seven PIAs while over 1,100 youth are already undergoing skill training in different trades within and outside state while process is going on to send more youth for different trainings.

Abdul Haq sought the intervention of Ministry of MSME in training the youth in various skills and said the ministry is having state-of-the-art tool rooms (Training Centres) to train and subsequently put up for placement trainees trained under these skill in tool rooms.

He appealed the minister to train J&K youth under Himayat scheme so that the youth are able get skills in market-oriented trades so that they can either get jobs in such industries or are able to set up their own units with the help of government or other related initiatives.

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