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Poonch to develop 5 areas under tourist village network scheme

Last Updated on November 29, 2021 at 7:02 pm

District Administration Poonch has identified 5 villages to develop under Tourist Village Network Scheme, besides many other avenues earmarked under Mission Youth to engage the rural youth in gainful activities.

The information was given in a meeting of the District Level Task Force Committee for implementation of Mission Youth Initiatives   held here today with Additional District Development Commissioner Abdul Sattar in the chair.

The meeting reviewed implementation of various livelihood related initiatives of Mission Youth and also finalised road map for providing self employment to the unemployed youth in the district.

Officer on Special Duty Mission Youth and incharge for district Poonch, Dr. Abdul Khabir gave a detailed resume of various livelihood, skill, career & psycho-social counselling, recreation and social engagement related initiatives of Mission Youth. He apprised the DLTF about eligibility criteria, selection process, funding pattern etc under each scheme.

During the meeting it was informed that a wide range of activities comes under the ambit of Mission Youth including promotion of self-employment through schemes like Tejaswini, MUMKIN, AVSAR, Rise Together, SAHYTA, development of Tourist Village network etc.

Threadbare discussion was held regarding identification of unemployed rural youth to provide them self employment opportunities   offered in their field of interest. It was informed in the meeting that a database of the youth has been prepared and now the mapping process is going on where Youth are being mapped to the particular sector as per their chosen field of interest.