Nai Manzil Scheme launched in Jammu and Kashmir

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Who: Nai Manzil Scheme
Where: Jammu and Kashmir
What: Launched
When: 20 January 2016

The Nai Manzil scheme was on 20 January 2016 launched for the first time in Jammu and Kashmir. The scheme was launched for girls in Srinagar in three institutions- Skill Development Centre, University of Kashmir and two Madarsas.

The two Madarsas are Madarsa Shahi-i-Hamdan in Pampore and Madarsa Imam Sadique in Shadipur, Bandipora.

Highlights of the scheme

  • Under the scheme, girls from minority communities will be imparted three month skill development training in seven identified sectors relevant to the region.
  • These include training in saffron processing, food processing, embroidery, computers IT (both software and hardware), Tourism/hospitality, electronics and plumbing.
  • Trainees will also be given stipend of 4500 rupees for the course.

About Nai Manzil Scheme

  • Nai Manzil Scheme is an integrated Education and Livelihood Initiative for the Minority Communities. It was announced by the Union Budget 2015-16.
  • The scheme aims to benefit the minority youths who are school-dropouts or educated in the community education institutions like Madrasas.
  • This will enable them to seek better employment in the organised sector and equipping them with better lives. The scheme covers the entire country.
  • The Maulana Azad Education Foundation is the frontrunner in providing all the necessary help in start and execution of the scheme, supported by the Ministry of Minorities.