SRINAGAR: A 2-day Employment Fair was organized Thursday by District Employment & Counselling Centre at Women’s College of the south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.
Inaugurating the event, Deputy Commissioner Anantnag stressed upon the unemployed, educated youth to take advantage of the fairs being organised with “the aim and objective…to provide awareness to the common masses about various government-sponsored schemes and welfare programmes”.
He asked the youth to come forward to set up different kinds of units in Agricultural and its allied sectors and in the private sector.
He asked the youth “not to aim at grabbing subsidies” but to set up income-generating units so as to provide employment to others also. He said the youth should focus on tourism sector, “as the district has many tourist destinations like Pahalgam, Aru, Kokernag, Verinag, Achabal and Daksum”.
Assistant Director Employment Department revealed that the Centre has provided voluntary service allowances to 5,746 youth, amounting to Rs 263.87 lakh upto ending December 2014.
The stalls set up by the departments of Agriculture, Horticulture, Floriculture, Handicrafts, Handlooms, Fisheries, Sheep Husbandry, Animal Husbandry, Cooperatives, Industries and by several financial institutions registered 830 unemployed youth on the occasion, an official handout issued here said.
Besides, 15 multinational companies established there stalls in the fair, it added.