Central initiatives needed for expanding Kashmir youth job orbit: Abdullah

Last Updated: Thu, Nov 25, 2010 14:10 hrs

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday said that Central Government initiatives were required to expand the job orbit for youths in the state.

Speaking to reporters after inaugurating a university-industry council symposium at the University of Jammu here, Abdullah also said that his government has devised a multi-pronged policy to address the unemployment crisis in the state.

"There is an urgent need for enhanced central support to address the unemployment crises," he said.

He was speaking a day after meeting a central government expert group in Srinagar that advised him on matters relating to the formulation of a comprehensive employment plan for Jammu and Kashmir youth.

Abdullah also underscored the importance of giving the necessary boost to development sectors capable of providing jobs and generating wide ranging economic activities.

Omar also expressed hope that the Rangarajan Committee's recommendation would yield positive results for the people of the state.

Meanwhile, the Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council, which is in Srinagar on a two-day visit, has had wide ranging discussions with representatives of several trade bodies.

The committee members also had extensive talks 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. (ANI + inputs)

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