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CS exhorts Mission Youth to empower 50000 youth with gainful employment

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The Chief Secretary also reviewed schemes like AVSAR, Rise Together, Tourist Village Network, and Parvaaz under Mission Youth.

Srinagar: Chief Secretary Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta Wednesday chaired a meeting to review the progress under Mission Youth, an ambitious programme to empower unemployed 50,000 youth in J&K through gainful employment.

Commissioner Secretary, Labour & Employment Department and Chief Executive Officer, Mission Youth participated in the meeting.

According to an official press release, it was informed that under the Mumkin scheme while 503 beneficiaries have been provided vehicles so far, another 1100 beneficiaries will be provided vehicles in the next 10 days.

Similarly, under the Tejaswani scheme, the Mission will provide financial support to 2,000 young women entrepreneurs to take up self-employment ventures across various sectors of the economy.

It was further informed that 4,524 youth clubs have been set up across J&K in which around 60,000 youth have registered. These clubs will help channelize the energies of the youth through sports activities, counseling sessions, and linkages with gainful employment, the press release said.

“Mission Youth has also finalized training curricula under various skill development initiatives, and will start training the candidates from next week,” it said.

The Mission aims to train 8,044 candidates aimed at enhancing their skill and employability as per the market requirements with a special focus on soft skills.

Mission Youth also plans to hold five mega-cultural exchange programmes to provide exposure visits to 1,000 identified youth in collaboration with various universities and educational institutions.

To cater to the socio-psychological stress prevalent amongst the distressed youth and victims of cross-border shelling and insurgency, socio-psychological counseling, career planning and employment-related financial assistance is planned under Sahayat scheme in a timely manner.

The Chief Secretary directed the CEO Mission Youth to take youth of the UT on exposure visits to different places in the country to help them appreciate and imbibe the syncretic traditions of the country.

He also directed linking 50,000 youth with gainful employment as per the defined targets during the current financial year.

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