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April 20, 2018

Himachal Chief Minister took review meeting of Himachal Pradesh Kaushal Vikas Nigam

Shimla : Himachal chief minister Jai Ram Thakur today stressed on the need for district-wise branding of local products, identified with the area for better access in the global maker and ensuring remunerative returns to producers.

There is a need to enhance skills to promote famous local products like Rumal of Chamba district, distinct shawls, caps, handlooms and handicrafts of Kullu and Kinnaur, Kangra paintings, which have already made a markï at National and International level and help those who are interested to continue with the traditional vocation for self-reliance, he said, adding that geographic indicators should be notified.

The chief minister, who was presiding over the meeting of Himachal Pradesh Kaushal Vikas Nigam (HPKVN) said that the focus should be on the trades and skills which could be easily accomplished rather than those which cannot be achieved in short span of time.

There is a lot of scope for providing skills to youth in farming and horticulture sector, besides short and long term training programmes for raising the level of employability.

Irrigation and Public Health Minister Mahender Singh Thakur emphasized on giving training in mushroom cultivation, tourism and training based upon the trades which could generate self employment avenues to the youth abroad. He also stressed for training in plumbing, pump operation in his department to the youth besides, specialized training programme in horticulture sector which has vast scope of employability.

Managing Director Skill Development Project Rajesh Sharma gave a detailed presentation on skill development project and said that bachelor of vocational courses (B.Voc ) has been started in retail, tourism and hospitality in 12 colleges of the state.

He said that since inception, HPKVN has signed MoU with more than 20 Sector Skill Councils, Government of India and key Industrial Associations to provide employment opportunities to the unemployed youth in the State.

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