NEW DELHI: Minister for Rural Development (RD), Panchayati Raj, Law and Justice Abdul Haq Khan on Saturdaycalled on Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), Government of India (GoI), Giriraj Singh to discuss support of the ministry in training the youth of the state in various skills.
Abdul Haq apprised Singh about the initiatives taken by the state government with regard to the training being imparted to the youth in various skills and the subsequent placements by various project implementation agencies, read an official handout.
The minister further informed that “JKSRLM (Jammu Kashmir State Rural Livelihood Mission) has been entrusted with the responsibility of training and placing over 1.24 lakh youth with an allocation of Rs 1,601.51 crore for a period of three years under Himayat scheme.”
He said the department had already signed MoUs with at least 7 PIAs while over 1,100 youth were already undergoing skill training in different trades within and outside state while the process was going on to send more youth for different trainings.
Abdul Haq sought the intervention of Ministry of MSME in training the youth in various skills and said the ministry is having state-of-the-art tool rooms (training centres) to train and subsequently put up for placement trainees trained under these skill in tool rooms.
He appealed the minister to train JK youth under Himayat scheme in order to make youth capable in skills in market-oriented trades so that they can either get jobs in such industries or are able to set up their own units with the help of government or other related initiatives, the handout read.
Giriraj Singh expressed satisfaction over the ongoing project and said “the project will help the youth to get empowered by being able to earn their livelihood with dignity”.
Singh directed for incorporation of the minister’s proposal in the existing schemes of the ministry. Various meetings were also scheduled with different HoDs of MSME ministry to be held in the near future wherein the integration of DDU-GKY could be integrated in the existing schemes of MSME.