New Delhi (PTI) : A skill-based placement programme launched in militancy-hit Jammu and Kashmir will be replicated in worst affected Naxal districts of the country. Rural Development Ministry, which has launched Himayat Programme--a Rs 237 crore placement linked skill development initiative for training and placement of one lakh Jammu and Kashmir youth in the next 5 years, said that it would start similar programme in Maoist affected districts.
"We want to start similar programme in the Naxal-affected districts of the country. These are all the entry level programmes targeting unemployed youths usually 10th standard passed or failed," Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh told PTI. The Ministry has already started the initiative in Chattisgarh's Sukma, one of the worst Naxal affected districts of the country, Ramesh said. Read more
Source : ibnlive.in.com