SRINAGAR: Rural Development Department has hired consultancy firm of NABARD i.e, NABCONS as technical support agency for the Himayat programme in the state. The role of NABCONS shall be monitoring the progress of the project that includes financial, physical, MIS reporting of different project implementing agencies which are being awarded projects for skilling and placement of school, college dropout candidates.
Keeping in view the large number of unemployment in the State, the Minister said that special emphasis needs to be laid for successful implementation of Himayat scheme which trains the unemployed youth of the State.
RDD Minister Veeri asked the In-Charge Himayat programme, Kapil Sharma to develop close coordination with NABARD and utilize the services of NABCONS for making this vibrant scheme a success by skilling the unemployed youth of our state. Himayat scheme is not only a priority for the State government but it is being closely monitored by the Central government, the Minister added. The Minister asked the NABARD officers to work in close synergy with the department so that targets fixed under Himayat are achieved in timely manner and benefit goes to the youth undergoing skill training at various training centres.
“Similar mechanism could be formulated for effective implementation of JKSRLM, IWMP in convergence with the NABARD in the state”, the Minister said.