Economy News


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Related Topic in KAS Prelims Syllabus:

Economy [Paper-II]: Unemployment – trends, Structure and National Rural Employment policies


  • Jammu and Kashmir administration is working on effective implementation of Himayat Mission.
  • Under this, 42 projects have been sanctioned for training and placement target of 68,134 youths.

What is Himayat?

  • It is a placement linked skill training programme for unemployed youth of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • The programme has been developed and initiated by the Union Ministry of Rural Development.
  • It is implemented by Jammu & Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) with Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDI) Ahmedabad, as coordinating /monitoring agency.
  • It is an outcome of the recommendations of Dr. C. Rangarajan Committee report submitted on February 2011 which suggested a scheme of Skill Development for school/college dropouts.

Key Features

  • The project aims to generate sustainable livelihood opportunities through self employment for the youth of Jammu and Kashmir by the crosscutting approaches of holistic entrepreneurship development programs.
  • The focus is on youth from low-income families and school dropouts.
  • A minimum qualification of having passed the eighth grade is necessary. The scheme is completely free and open to all 18 to 35 year olds, who meet the minimum qualification.
  • They are provided free skill training for a duration ranging from 3 to 12 months.
  • They will be trained in a range of skills with the provision to provide placement to every trained candidate.

Key Stakeholders

[Source: All India Radio,]


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