J&K launches scheme to rope in youth for tourism sector

J&K govt has launched a scheme to impart skills to youth so that they could be employed in the state`s growing tourism sector.

Last Updated: Dec 25, 2010, 20:01 PM IST

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir government has
launched a scheme to impart skills to youth so that they could
be employed in the state`s growing tourism sector.

The Minister of state for Tourism and Revenue, Nasir
Aslam Wani, has appealed to the youth to get benefited from an
employment scheme `Hunar Se Rozgar Tak` that envisages skill
development in tourism trade.

"The youth will be trained in hotel management, cookery
and trekking and tourist trades as there is a rising demand
for specialised skills in these fields" the minister said
during a public meeting in Kathua, 80 km from here, yesterday.

Jammu province has a great potential for tourism and
steps are being taken in this direction, he said, adding that
the aim of creating tourism development authorities across the
state is to create infrastructure base for the visitors.

The minister, who also participated in the concluding
function of 3-day Employment Fair at Kathua, highlighted the
steps taken by the government to facilitate the youth for
setting up their entrepreneurship units under `Shere-Kashmir
Employment Welfare Policy`.

PTI