Govt working through various initiatives to create employment avenues for youth: CM

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Chief Minster, Ms Mehbooba Mufti on Monday said the government is working on various initiatives to create ample employment avenues for the youth.
“I know unemployment is one of the biggest challenges for all of us and the government is working on various fronts to create adequate employment avenues for the youth,” the Chief Minister said in the Legislative Assembly while responding to supplementaries on a related question during the Question Hour.
Ms Mehbooba said the government is already made various interventions on this front. She said besides fast-tracking the recruitment in government departments, corporate houses have also been involved in creating employment opportunities for the local youth.
The Chief Minister said that every one can’t get a government job and other income generating avenues shall have to be explored to create economic avenues for the youth.
“We have schemes like Udaan but what my government has tried to do, is to get the companies to J&K and train our youth here so that we are able to use their expertise in the state itself,” she said.
The Chief Minister said the state government has also asked various corporate houses to adopt one Polytechnic each under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for “value addition” of these technical institutions. “30 such institutions have already been identified,” she said.
“In this century, we still demand to get backward status for our areas,” she told the house, “but we need to move ahead.
“Lauding the administration for their work, Ms Mehbooba said; “If we trust them, they will do wonders”, said Mehbooba Mufti.
Seeking cooperation and support from opposition to implement various initiatives taken by her government for entrepreneurship and skill development, Ms Mehbooba said “If you have any idea which can ensure employment for our youth, please share it,” she urged lawmakers, both from the treasury and opposition benches.
Maintaining that J&K has huge employment potential in tourism and hospitality sectors, she said, “these sectors are getting a boost and we will be bringing in trainers to train our youth in relevant trades so that they get employment immediately.”

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