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HIMAYAT- Deen Dayal Upadhyaya-Grameen Kaushalya Yojana

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Launched in November 2016, HIMAYAT is a placement-linked market-driven skill training programme by the Ministry of Rural Development for the unemployed youth of Jammu and Kashmir, as a part of its flagship Deen Dayal Upadhyaya-Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY). The scheme is being implemented by the Jammu & Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) with Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDI) Ahmedabad, as a coordinating /monitoring agency. The scheme aims at providing entrepreneurial skills for sustainable livelihood to 30,000 youth of J&K and facilitating access to finance and support services to at least 50% of them over a period of four Years. The project aims to generate sustainable livelihood opportunities through self-employment for the youth of Jammu and Kashmir by the crosscutting approaches of holistic entrepreneurship development programs. The candidate's education qualification should be 8th or above, within the age group of 18-35 years, and must be a permanent resident of the state of J&K. The upper age limit for women candidates, and candidates belonging to PVTGs, PwDs, Transgender and other special groups, etc shall be 45 years.

The salient features of the Himayat Programme are:
  1. The programme covers both urban and rural populations irrespective of levels of poverty.
  2. Training includes both Residential and Non-Residential.
  3. The duration of training courses is 3 to12 months (576 to 2304 hours).
  4. Youth are provided skill training in various trades commensurate with levels of education.
  5. The training is provided in various sectors- Healthcare, Banking and Finance, Retail, Hospitality, IT, Automobile, Apparel, Security, Beauty & Wellness, etc.
  6. The training includes computer-oriented skills, soft skills, and English communication skills, as well as the technical skills needed for the particular job.
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