Ramesh visits J&K, eye on employment generation



Srinagar: In order to boost the employment rate in Jammu and Kashmir, Union Minister Jairam Ramesh on Sunday visited an entrepreneurial development institute here and interacted with representatives of industrial organisations.

"The minister interacted with representatives of various industrial organisations and associations, financial institutions, non-governmental organisations, some entrepreneurs, trainers and trainees of Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Service and Don Bosco," spokesperson of Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) said.

Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Service (ILFS) and Don Bosco have been roped in by the Rurual Development Ministry, for imparting training and ensuring placements for school dropouts and those who have had college education and fall below poverty line category.

The minister apprised the members about the Ministry of Rural Development sponsored Skill Empowerment and Employment scheme - a placement- linked and market-driven skill training programme for the state youth.

This scheme will cover one lakh youth from Jammu and Kashmir in the next five years with a target of 15,000 youth initially in the first phase.

"In order to provide fillip to the process, many more partners would be included in the scheme as implementing agencies," Ramesh said.

PTI