New year to bring huge employment opportunities in J&K: LG Sinha

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1st January, 2021 04:13:00 printer

New year to bring huge employment opportunities in J&K: LG Sinha

The year 2021 will bring huge employment opportunities in the field of agriculture, horticulture and food processing to information and digital technology for the youth in Jammu and Kashmir, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha told Univarta.

"In order to provide employment to the youth of the union territory, a Mission Youth has been started by combining education, training and loan facilities and favourable business policies. In this, active support of big corporate houses of India including, Bombay Stock Exchange is being taken," he said.

Sinha said that earlier in Jammu and Kashmir, the means of employment were government jobs.

He said that the Union Government started the Mission Youth by consolidating the Central Government's schemes. In this, the big business houses of the country have also extended cooperation.

Sinha said that the Tata group has set up a state-of-the-art skill development centre in Baramulla that provides information to 286 youth studying in ITI, engineering, polytechnics along with digital technology, information technology, artificial intelligence (AI), 3D imaging and data analysis. Tata's second centre is also going to start in Jammu soon. Wipro Technologies is also setting up teaching and training centres in various remote areas of the state. The Hinduja group has also obtained permission to establish two centres of excellence in the Kashmir Valley and Jammu region.

The Lt. Governor further informed that five thousand youths will be trained in stock trading, insurance business and other specific areas via BSE. With a three-month training capsule, the youth will be able to earn Rs 15,000 to 20,0000 a month, easily.

He also informed that in 2021, small commercial vehicles will also be made available in the union territory without any advance payment. Every month, 50 to 100 vehicles will be provided to the youth of all the districts.

The Lt Governor said that the law related to the agricultural land has been improved here so that the yield of apple is quadrupled. Under the horticulture program, walnuts, cherries and jaffran or saffron have received Geographical Indication (GI) tags. Apart from increasing production in this area, cultivation of rajma, rice, lemongrass and asafoetida is also being encouraged. Recently, Amul has set up a dairy plant which is bringing in about one lakh litres of milk. It has to be brought to five lakh litres.

He said that Jammu and Kashmir is the first state/UT in the world in which every citizen has been given health insurance of five lakh rupees under the health scheme. Groups like Reliance, Hinduja, Tata etc have been offered to build large and super specialty hospitals and they are getting a positive response.

Along with development plans, an agreement is also being signed with the Ministry of Energy, New and Renewable Energy to add 4000 MW power generation capacity to 3,450 MW power generation capacity, Mr Sinha added. 

Source: India Blooms News Service