Over 80,000 educated unemployed youth registered in J-K
Jammu, Jan 22: Jammu and Kashmir Labour minister Haseeb Drabu today said that 87,650 educated unemployed youths were registered with district employment and counselling centres in the state.
In a written reply in the state Assembly, Drabu, who also holds the finance portfolio, informed the House that of the total, 41,981 were registered with centre’s in the Kashmir division and 45,669 in the Jammu division.
“The registration is voluntary and the total figure may be higher,” he said, adding that several initiatives have been taken to provide them jobs in the government and private sectors.
The highest registration of 11,027 is in Jammu district and the lowest in Budgam at 1,188, the minister said.
Drabu said that 8,508 youths were registered with centres in Kathua district; 7,165 in Samba; 6,401 in Anantnag; 5,809 in Srinagar; 5,489 in Kulgam; 5,053 in Rajouri; 4,594 in Shopian; 3,546 in Kargil; 3,358 in Baramulla and 3,206 in Poonch.
Registrations in Ramban was 1,305; 1,847 in Kupwara; 2,017 in Bandipora; 2,033 in Kishtwar; 2,081 in Doda; 2,292 in Leh; 2,339 in Reasi; 2,453 in Ganderbal; 2,952 in Udhampur and 2987 in Pulwama, he said.
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