JAMMU: Creating job opportunity for unemployed youth of the state is the top priority of the government. This was stated by Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Abdul Rehman Veeri Monday while distributing the placement certificates to the seventy students who have been placed in different state and national level companies.
These students have completed their skill training under Deen Dayal Upadhaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojna (DDU-GKY) by Surya Skill.
Veeri said that government is committed to tap all possible avenues to generate employment opportunities for the educated unemployed youth. Minister accentuated that educated youth should come forward and take benefits of the schemes and programmes initiated by government, especially, unemployed youths can take the benefits of government sponsored schemes like PMEGP, Udaan and similar schemes.
While interacting with the students, the Minister endowed them best wishes and hoped that after completing their training they will work to serve the society and nation as well. He also inspected the hostel, computer lab and other facilities being provided by institution to the students.
Minister exhorted that Government has taken up many initiatives and schemes to create job opportunities so that most of the educated unemployed youths can earn living for not only themselves but also provide jobs to the hundreds of other youths.
While highlighting major aspects of DDUGKY, Kapil Sharma COO Himayat, informed the Minister that the scheme aims to skill rural youth and provide them with jobs having regular monthly wages. It is one of the Cluster of initiatives of the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India that seeks to promote rural livelihoods. He further said that it is a part of the National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) which is a mission for poverty reduction.