42 projects under Himayat Mission sanctioned in J&K

The Jammu and Kashmir administration is working on effective implementation of Himayat Mission.

Under this, 42 projects have been sanctioned for training and placement target of 68,134 youths.

They are provided free skill training for a duration ranging from 3 to 12 months. They will be trained in a range of skills with the provision to provide placement to every trained candidate.

63 Training centres have been set up within & outside the Union Territory with the enrollment of 5815 candidates.

Meanwhile, a formal sanction has been accorded to the introduction of Jammu and Kashmir Transport Subsidy Scheme for replacement of 15-year-old buses.

According to the order issued by the Principal Secretary of the Transport Department, the scheme is to provide impetus to the public transport by providing subsidy to the transporters for introducing new eco-friendly fuel-efficient buses.