Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has said that his government has devised a multi-pronged policy to address the unemployment crisis in the state but needed initiatives from the Centre to help expand the job orbit for the youth.
Interacting with the Centre's job panel headed by former RBI Governor C Rangarajan, Omar said that the state government has launched a multi-pronged policy to address unemployment crisis.
He also stressed on the need for initiatives by the Central government to help expand the job orbit for the youth.
"There is an urgent need for enhanced central support to address the unemployment crises," he said.
The expert group had called on the Chief Minister in Srinagar on Wednesday evening and discussed matters relating to the formulation of a comprehensive employment plan for youth of Jammu and Kashmir.
Rangarajan, who is the Chairman of the Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council, and other members of the committee arrived in Srinagar on Wednesday on a two-day visit to the state.
The Chief Minister also underscored the importance of giving necessary boost to development sectors capable of providing jobs and generating wide ranging economic activities, an official spokesman said.
Omar also expressed hope that the Rangarajan Committee's recommendation would yield positive results for the people of the state.
Earlier in the day, the committee members had a wide ranging discussions for over three hours in two sessions with representatives of several trade bodies. The first session involved discussions with Fruit and Flower Growers Association, representatives from Dairy, Poultry and Sheep sector and Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Artisan Association.
In the second session, the committee members had extensive interaction with representatives from various IT companies, House Boat Owners Association, Kashmir Hotel and Restaurant Owners Federation, Travel Agent Society of Kashmir, Travel Agents Association Kashmir and Kashmir Hotel and Restaurant Association.