42 projects under Himayat Mission sanctioned in J&K

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News:The Jammu and Kashmir administration is working on effective implementation of Himayat Mission.Under this, 42 projects have been sanctioned for training.

Facts:

About Himayat mission:

  • Himayat is a placement linked skill training programme for unemployed youth of Jammu and Kashmir.The programme has been under implementation in the state since 2011.
  • The programme has been developed and initiated by the Union Ministry of Rural Development and is being implemented by Himayat Mission Management Unit,J&K State Rural Livelihoods Mission (JKSRLM).
  • The Programme was recommended by Dr. C. Rangarajan Committee report which was submitted to the Prime Minister in 2011.
  • Under the programme,the youth are provided free skill training training for a duration of 3 to 12 months, 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.The Programme is 100% funded by the Government of India.
  • Further,the programme covers both urban and rural population irrespective of levels of poverty.