Govt to train 1.24 lakh youth under Himayat

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir government will train over 1.24 lakh youth from the State in skill development programs over the next three years under the revamped Himayat program. Chairing a review meeting at his civil secretariat office here Monday, the Minister of Rural Development Department, Abdul Haq, said unlike in the past, the State Government will have direct control on the implementation of the scheme.
Khan said a revised target of providing training and placement to 190000 youths over five years in J&K has been approved by the Centre, out of which 65820 youths have already been trained while the remaining 124,180 will be trained over the next three years.
“Nearly 1000 youths, who successfully complete training programs, will be placed outside the country,” Khan said.
Giving the information, the Minister said the proposals for implementing the program has already been invited online by DDU-GYK National Mission Management Unit, Union Ministry of Rural Development.
“The Centre has approved Rs 1601.51 crore for the scheme over the next three years during which six-months, nine-months and one year job-oriented training in residential and non-residential courses will be imparted to the aspirants,” Haq said.