Union Government approves Rs 1,601 crore for Himayat programme in J&K

The Union Government has approved nearly 1,600 crore rupees for Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) under skill development initiative ‘Himayat’ programme.

Under it, youths from both rural and urban areas of J&K would be imparted with training in various job-intensive vocational courses over the next three years.

Youths enrolled for this scheme will be given training for six-months, nine-months and one year job-oriented courses. They will be trained in and outside the state. A provision has been also kept for foreign placements as well.

About Himayat Scheme

  • Himayat is a placement linked skill development initiative for training and placement of 1 lakh youths from J&K in next 5 years. ‘Himayat’ is an Urdu word which means support.
  • Vision: Empower the youth of J&K by providing employment opportunities through vocational training programs. Accelerate social and economic development in J&K.
  • The scheme is part of the Skill Empowerment and Employment scheme of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).
  • The project envisions support J&K youths by providing them vocational training linked to placement in various sectors like ITeS, Sales and Customer Service and Hospitality etc.

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Categories: India Current Affairs 2017