United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Coordinator in India, Lise Grade Friday called on Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah here and discussed matters relating to Jammu and Kashmir development.
As per a statement the Resident Coordinator has apprised the Chief Minister of the UNDP interest in the capacity building programmes under implementation in the state.
While lauding the initiatives of Omar Abdullah led government in the state for capacity building of youth, women and grass roots level public representatives, Lise Grade has said that UNDP can be partner in the successful implementation of these programmes. She said, “UNDP would like to be partners in the programmes like UMEED, strengthening of Panchayati Raj System and development of handicrafts in the state.”
Welcoming the UNDP intension, the Chief Minister has said that he would direct the concerned departments to actively take a view in this regard and move forward accordingly.
The Chief Minister has apprised the UNDP Resident Coordinator about the determination of the state and the Central governments to upgrade the skills of youth under various programmes and enhance their employability status. He also informed her about various initiatives the state government has taken for the development of handicrafts and economic welfare of artisans associated with this sector.
The Chief Minister talked about SKEWPY and other initiatives launched in the state for entrepreneurship development and capacity building in youth. He mentioned the centrally assisted programme UMEED launched in the state recently for holistic development of women, reads the statement.