Srinagar: Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Manoj Sinha, Saturday said that the problem of unemployment will be solved within the next five years as an employment policy is being framed by the UT administration.
“Big business houses of the country participated in the workshop today and deliberated on what can be done to end the unemployment,” LG Sinha said while talking to reporters on the sidelines of a workshop on Youth Engagement and Outreach at SKICC.
“The basic aim of today’s workshop was to give proper counselling to the youth. At the government level, we are working on an employment policy and in the next five years, unemployment will be over,” he said.
Director IIM Jammu, B S Sahey, while speaking at the workshop, said that J&K government must encourage voluntary organizations to come forward and widen the ambit of youth outreach in J&K.
On the occasion, Ashok Leyland proposed the establishment of rural schools where school dropouts could be taught skills and trained to deliver in trades in their areas of interest.
A few participants also stressed on creating a portal and call centres that would be all-inclusive, providing career-related material, awareness and opportunities regarding gaining skills, education and employment.
Many participants advocated skill development programs so that the talent among the youth of J&K could be identified and explored simultaneously. KNO