NC Says Unemployment Biggest Challenge


SRINAGAR — Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Thursday said that it will reverse the trend of injustice being meted out to youth, saying the party among other key ideas will majorly focus on issues of job creation and skill development.

Party general secretary Haji Ali Muhammad Sagar while addressing a series of worker’s conventions at Pattan and Kunzar said tackling unemployment is the biggest challenge before the party.

“The severe unemployment is a ticking time bomb that warrants immediate attention of the forthcoming civilian government. During the successive governments of the National Conference, providing safe spaces to youth has been the core of our governance policy. The Dr Farooq Abdullah led government had provided a number of jobs to the youth in his stint as chief minister.”

“His government had adjusted 75000 youth in police department only.  Not just that the then NC led government had provided employment to youth in other departments as well; it had employed 35000 teachers, and 55000 Aganwari worker.  On the similar lines lacks of youth were adjusted through various skill development and employment programmes in the Omar Abdullah led government. Schemes like SKEWPY and seed capital fund had revolutionized the creation of jobs for youth.  Besides that lakhs of youth were given jobs through various recruiting agencies in the state.”


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