Jammu: A Jammu and Kashmir minister on Saturday
said it was not possible to provide everyone with a government
job, and educated unemployed youth should set up their own
income generating units.
"It is not possible to provide government jobs to
everyone," minister for sheep and animal husbandry Aga Syed
Ruhullah said at a book release function organised by the
department of Animal Husbandry here today.
He appealed the educated youth, especially living in
rural areas, to come forward and set up their own income
generating units in Animal and Sheep Husbandry sectors.
"The government is encouraging interested persons by
providing loan at low interest rates and subsidy facilities,"
Emphasising on launching a massive awareness campaign
across the state, the minister said, "We should not expect
encouraging results until and unless people are informed about
the benefits of the schemes."
The Centre has approved a number of schemes for poultry,
dairy and fodder development with provision of low interest
loan and subsidy.
He also said the state is heading towards milk
self-sufficiency, and there was a need to think about making
The government is committed to improve the socio-economic
status of the rural populace, he said adding backyard poultry,
meant for BPL families, is picking up fast in rural areas.
Appealing youth to change their mindset, the minister
asked them to expand their vision and look out for livelihood
beyond government jobs.