Bandipora : In compliance to the instructions of LG’s Administration to identify and provide self-employment to at least 05 persons in every Panchayat, the District Administration Bandipora on Saturday organized an Awareness cum Enrollment drive under ‘Be Rozgar se Swa-Rozgar (From unemployed to self-Employed) campaign in 12 blocks of the district.
The programme was organized on the directions of Deputy Commissioner, Bandipora, Dr Owais Ahmad to provide employment avenues to the unemployed youth which includes the financial support and skilling as a part of the process.
It was given out that 15 unemployed youth were identified on spot to assist and handhold them for establishing a self employment unit.
During the programme, the officers and Resource persons from various line departments viz. Employment, Animal/ Sheep Husbandry, Agriculture, Horticulture, Revenue and RDD interacted with the participating members of Panchayat Raj Institutions and youth of the area. The Officers made them aware about the various Government sponsored flagship programmes and schemes like Tejaswini, Mumkin, PMEGP, JKREGP, IDDS & IPDP, KCC, MIDH, ISDS, National Livestock Mission and RKVY schemes.
Underscoring, the importance of organizing programmes under Be Rozgar se Swa-Rozgar, the Deputy Commissioner Bandipora said such initiatives are aimed at empowering the unemployed youth of the district and providing handholding support to the aspiring educated unemployed youth to establish self-employment units in the promising and viable sectors/fields.
He said more than 766 youth have already been provided assistance for self employment. He urged the local unemployed youth to opt for the self-employment sector as a dignified alternative to the Government job to earn livelihood and become a job provider rather than a job seeker.
During the programmes, on the spot registrations of the prospective beneficiaries was also carried out by the officials of the line departments.