The aim of the scheme is to provide skills and job opportunities to the J&K youth and simultaneously provide exposure to corporate India towards the rich talented pool available in the State.
The target is to reach out to 40000 youth in J&K over a period of 5 years. The Udaan programme is designed to encourage corporates to travel to J&K meet with the youth and hire aspiring youth who wish to explore the opportunity to work with corporates. Udaan provides a framework of support to the youth to travel, undergo training in firms and transit to work.
Under UDAAN scheme, the selected candidates undergo rigorous training, ideally between 3 to 6 months, for a defined program. Travel, boarding and lodging costs are reimbursed.
A stipend is also provided to the candidate during the training period. At the end of training, candidates are assessed based on their training for a job position.
Around, 10555 JK youth who have joined Udaan training programs till July 2017, out of which placement orders have been made for 4,984 youth.