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50000 youth in J&K to be empowered to gain employment

Last Updated on February 28, 2022 at 7:57 pm

The Chief Secretary, Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta today said the youth in J&K need to be skilled according to their needs and aspirations to enable them to have not only gainful employment, but also a sense of dignity in the jobs they do.

He said there is a need to sharply focus on skilling and up skilling of youth to improve their skills not only for better jobs but to enable them to set up their own ventures.

Dr Mehta said skilling and up skilling programmes have to be anchored in the concept of ‘learn to earn’.

Dr Mehta made these comments while chairing a meeting to review the progress under Mission Youth, an ambitious programme to empower unemployed 50000 youth in J&K through gainful employment.

He said the mission should focus on empowering youth to set up their ventures /start economic activities at new and upcoming 225 heritage/tourist/trekking destinations/sites/routes.

Dr Mehta asked CEO, mission youth to tap the youth in and around the areas of these 225 new and upcoming tourist/heritage/trekking sites/routes for skilling and assistance to enable them to make a living where it would matter to them the most. 

He asked the mission to build the database of 5 lakh youth through youth clubs and other mission initiatives with aadhar numbers, mobile numbers and other relevant information in an effort to map their job requirements by the end of April 2022.