The Jammu and Kashmir Government is laying a special thrust with the "Mission Youth" programme on skilling and self-employment of youth with targeted schemes to drive a socio-economic transformation.

The government has instructed for impact assessment of initiatives and called upon stakeholders for exploring all avenues for enhanced corporate engagement in Youth empowerment and skilling programmes and schemes.

According to the official spokesman of the J&K government more than 30,000 youth, including more than 12,000 girls, have been provided with direct livelihood means during the year 2021-22.
Mission Youth has also partnered with reputed institutions/ organizations of the country including BSE Institute, ICICI Foundation, Ashok Leyland, Wipro, etc. with an aim to facilitate skilling of youth in high employability potential sectors like BFSI, Robotics, Artificial intelligence, etc, and more than 10,000 young boys and girls were provided with market-driven skill development training during 2021-22.

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  • Under the Mumkin scheme, during the financial year 2021-22, 3651 vehicles were provided to youth for self-employment against the target of 2022 vehicles.
  • Under Tajeswini, about 2443 Young girls were provided assistance under the program during the financial year 2021-22 against the target of 2022.
  • More than 11725 youth, including 5237 girls were provided with customized market-driven training.
  • 910 Candidates, including 251 Girls, are being provided with the necessary training to qualify for the recruitment process for joining Armed Forces as Agni Veers.
  • Under Parvaaz Scheme, the coaching of youth is being sponsored by Mission Youth in reputed institutions. Coaching for civil services and NEET JEE is provided under this scheme.

Scheme aims at positively engaging youth in the socio-economic development of J&K

Pertinently, Mission Youth is an ambitious programme of UT administration aimed to positively engage youth in the socio-economic development of J&K through a multi-pronged strategy involving all necessary systematic interventions, particularly in the areas of skill development, livelihood generation, education, recreation, and sports.

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The thrust areas under Mission Youth have targeted implementation of existing livelihood generation programmes, establishment of residential coaching institutions for competitive examinations and professional courses; establishment and operationalization of District Youth Centers in all 20 districts of J&K; education, career counseling, and market-driven skill development programmes; recreation, social engagement, and Sports, and youth innovation promotion programmes.

Mission Youth is also working on creating a database of all unemployed youth along with their bio-data so as to help them in finding decent jobs under this program as per their skill set and core capabilities. To sum up it would be apt to say that Mission Youth has transformed the youth development scenario in J&K remarkably.