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Jammu and Kashmir 88,040 unemployed youth are registered with various district employment and counseling centres of the state up to December 2017, said government on Tuesday.

This was informed by the minister for labour and employment in his written reply to a query of BJP Mla Sat paul Sharma during the question hour of the ongoing budget session.

He said that the total number of registered unemployed youth under various categories in the state is as, “doctor’s 185, Engineers 3321, Ph.D.’s 11, Post-graduation 17351, graduation 6586 and others 60586.”

He further informed that 3290 selections have been made by the J&K PSC for different categories of officers, while 19583 were recruited by J&K SSB to fill vacancies of different categories during the past three years.

He also informed that the state and the central government has taken a number of initiatives to address the problem through entrepreneurship and skill development.

“Under the initiatives, the government has been implementing the schemes like; Seed Capital Fund; Youth Start-Up Loan; National Minority Development Finance Corporation; Women Entrepreneurship Programme; Self Help Group of Engineers,” he said and added that as many as 4736 units have been sponsored by covering 4762 beneficiaries under these schemes thereby generating employment for 15598 educated unemployed youth.



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