Govt to train 1.24 lakh youth under Himayat

SRINAGAR, JULY 25: Jammu and Kashmir government will train over 1.24 lakh youth from the State in skill development programs over the next three years under the revamped Himayat program.

Chairing a review meeting at his civil secretariat office here today, the Minister of Rural Development Department, Mr Abdul Haq, said unlike in the past, the State Government will have direct control on the implementation of the scheme.

Mr Khan said a revised target of providing training and placement to 190000 youths over five years in J&K has been approved by the Centre, out of which 65820 youths have already been trained while the remaining 124,180 will be trained over the next three years.

“Nearly 1000 youths, who successfully complete training programs, will be placed outside the country,” Mr Khan said.

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