The Programme Called Himayat Launched by the Centre for Unemployed Kashmiri Youth
India Current Affairs 2011. The Programme called Himayat was launched by the Union ministry of Rural Development in Srinagar
The Programme called Himayat was launched by the Union ministry of Rural Development in Srinagar on 21 August 2011 for giving training and placement to over one lakh youth from poor families in Jammu and Kashmir. The Programme Himayat will be implemented in five years. The Union Cabinet has already approved 235 crore rupees for this programme. The central government will spend Rs.235 crore annually. The priority will be given to youth who are school and college drop-outs and training will be provided at each of the block headquarters. The project will be funded by the rural development ministry’s National Rural Livelihood Mission.
The private sector institutions such as IL&FS and Don Bosco Technical Institute have been chosen to impart the training to the youths, who would be selected for the programme on the basis of applications. After their three-month training, the first batch of 800 youths would be found employment with Cafe Coffee Day, Wal-Mart, V-Mart and Bajaj Allianz insurance. The rural development ministry will spend about 23000 rupees per youth in the programme.
Once the trained youths complete their course and take up employment, the ministry will keep track of their progress over the next three years and, if required, provide them further training. The programme is part of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's vision for creating employment for youths of Jammu and Kashmir, and 1,500 youngsters will complete the training in its first year. Though most girls want employment within the state, many men are ready to work outside Jammu& Kashmir also. Some of the jobs on offer are in cities and towns like Shimla, Jaipur and Chandigarh.