Jammu- The Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha said Sunday said that the Central Government was spending one lakh crore rupees to build highways and tunnels in J&K.
Asserting that youth are converting the opportunities into infinite possibilities to fulfill the vision of strong & atmanirbhar Jammu and Kashmir, the LG said that his administration is moving ahead in a planned manner & in consultation with stakeholders to provide all the support to our youth to realize their dreams.
LG said over Rs 5000 Cr has been made available for doubling agriculture’s contribution in J&K’s GDP in the next 5 years.
Sinha made these remarks while addressing a youth festival at BSF Camp, Paloura, here on Sunday.
Congratulating the winners of the athletics meet and new recruits, the LG reiterated the commitment of the UT Government towards the aspirations of the younger population.
“We are empowering our youth for tomorrow. Ongoing training & skill development and Apprentice Mela are aimed to boost their career prospects and build an entrepreneurship ecosystem. We have ensured financial resources & start-up support services to encourage new business creation,” Sinha said.
He said that his administration is moving ahead in a planned manner & in consultation with stakeholders to provide all the support to our youth to realize their dream.
“We are always ready to listen to the Common man, farmer, laborer, businessman, employee, and make necessary intervention to safeguard their interest,” he added.
The LG shared the new milestones achieved by the J&K in Youth Empowerment under the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“Our Youth are converting the opportunities into infinite possibilities to fulfill the vision of Strong & Atmanirbhar J&K,” he said.
“J&K UT had established the highest number of PMEGP units last year & with a record number of entrepreneurs, dreams of becoming job creators instead of job seekers are being realized. The credit for this historic achievement goes to the youth of Jammu Kashmir who have made the country proud,” he added.
Under the guidance of PM, Sinha said, his administration has filled more than 30,000 vacant government posts in the last three years while the process to fill 20,000 vacant posts in administration will start soon.
“More than 6 lakh youth of J&K have been extended with technical support & financial assistance to become entrepreneurs. In just 10 days of Back to Village and My Town, My Pride, UT administration has created 75,000 new entrepreneurs,” he added.
Highlighting the efforts of the government to realize the true potential of the youth of Jammu Kashmir, the LG said the Jammu Kashmir administration is running about 17 self-employment schemes and employment fairs are also being organized in every district, in which the private companies from across the country are providing on spot offers to youth.
“Jammu Kashmir, which used to be at the bottom of the medal tally, is now bringing laurels to the nation at the international events. My Youth, My Pride, University Athletic Championship and LG Rolling Trophy are providing a proper platform to lakhs of budding sportspersons. More than 50 lakh children and youth get the sporting opportunity under My Youth, My Pride and 42,000 youth from the Union Territory participated in the LG Rolling Cricket Trophy,” he said
He also informed about the Pradhan Mantri National Apprenticeship Mela to be organized on March 20 in 6 districts of Jammu and Kashmir.
Sinha congratulated all the trainers and officials associated with Center for District Youth Training and Empowerment Trainees (C-DYTE) and advised them for upskilling and developing new skills among the youth as per the modern day requirements.
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