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Over 30000 youth provided direct livelihood means during 2021-22: Govt

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SRINAGAR: Government on Saturday said that it was laying special thrust with the Mission Youth programme on skilling and self-employment of youth with targeted schemes to drive a socio-economic transformation.

The government said it has instructed for impact assessment of initiatives and called upon stakeholders for exploring all avenues for enhanced corporate engagement in Youth empowerment and skilling programmes and schemes.

According to officials more than 30,000 youth, including more than 12,000 girls, have been provided with direct livelihood means during the year 2021-22.

Mission Youth has also partnered with reputed institutions/ organizations of the country including BSE Institute, ICICI Foundation, Ashok Leyland, Wipro etc. with an aim to facilitate skilling of youth in high employability potential sectors like BFSI, Robotics, Artificial intelligence and more than 10,000 young boys and girls were provided with market-driven skill development trainings during 2021-22.

Highlighting the achievements of Mission youth, the CEO informed that under Mumkin scheme, during FY 2021-22, 3651 vehicles were provided to youth for self-employment against the target of 2022 vehicles.

Under Tejaswini, about 2443 Young girls were provided assistance under the program during FY 2021-22 against the target of 2022.

More than 11725 youth, including 5237 girls were provided with customized market driven training.

Over 910 Candidates, including 251 Girls, are being provided with necessary training to qualify the recruitment process for joining Armed Forces as Agni Veers.

Under Parvaaz Scheme, coaching of youth is being sponsored by Mission Youth in reputed institutions. Coaching for civil services and NEET JEE is provided under this scheme

Notably, Mission Youth is an ambitious programme of UT administration aimed to positively engage youth in socio-economic development of J&K through a multi-pronged strategy involving all necessary systematic interventions particularly in the areas of Skill Development, Livelihood generation, Education, Recreation and Sports.

The thrust areas under Mission Youth is Targeted implementation of existent Livelihood Generation Programmes; Establishment of Residential Coaching Institutions for Competitive Examinations & professional Courses; Establishment & Operationalization of District Youth Centers in all 20 Districts of J&K; Education, Career Counseling & Market-driven Skill Development Programmes; Recreation, Social Engagement & Sports; Youth Innovation Promotion Programmes.

The government said that Mission Youth was also working on creating a database of all unemployed youth along with their bio-data so as to help them in finding decent jobs under this program as per their skill set and core capabilities.

“To sum up it would be apt to say that Mission Youth has transformed the youth development scenario in J&K in a remarkable manner,” the spokesman said.

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