5,97,322 educated unemployed youth registered with state govt

Jammu: Around 5,97,322 educated unemployed youth are registered with the Employment Department of Jammu and Kashmir government, state Assembly was informed Tuesday.

In a written reply to a question of BJP Legislator Bharat Bushan in Legislative Assembly, Minister for Labour and Employment Abdul Gani Malik told the House that 5,97,322 educated unemployed youth have been registered with respective District Employment and Counselling Centres by December 2010.

47 youth have been provided non-refundable seed money of about Rs 153 lakhs for establishing income generating units in Jammu district under Seed Capital Scheme of Sher-e-Kashmir Employment Welfare Programme for Youth (SKEWPY), he said.

Similarly, 916 candidates in Jammu district have been found eligible for grant of voluntary service allowance ending February 2011, he said, adding out of which 271 candidates from Jammu East and Jammu West Constituencies and 43 candidates from Raipur-Domana constituency have been benefited.