Union Government approves 1601 crore rupees for Himayat programme in J&K

Posted on:27 Jul 2016 11:36:08

Union Government approves 1601 crore rupees for Himayat programme in J&K
27 July 2016 Current Affairs GK: The Union Government on 26 July 2016 approved nearly 1600 crore rupees for Jammu and Kashmir under skill development initiative 'Himayat'. The allocated fund will be invested in training 1.24 lakh local youths in vocational courses.

As per Jammu and Kashmir Rural Development Minister Abdul Haq Khan, under the reanimated Himayat programme, youths from both rural and urban areas of the state would be imparted training in various job-intensive vocational courses over the next three years.

They will be given training for six-months, nine-months and one year job-oriented courses.

Himayat : Himayat is a training-cum-placement programme for unemployed youth in Jammu and Kashmir. Under which youth of the state will be provided short-term training, in a range of skills for which there is good market demand. At the end of the training, the youth are assured of a job and there is one year post-placement tracking to see how they are faring.

Features : Himayat will be implemented in partnership with private agencies or NGOs who are into placement linked skill training for youth. The scheme aims to train 100000 youth in 5 years and provide at least 75% of them with jobs.Training centres will be developed in each block (geographical area), catering to the specific needs of the local youth.Support will be available for trainees after training and during placement as well. 

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