HAILAKANDI: A meeting of the District Advisory Committee on Youth Programme (DACYP) discussed a gamut of issues for employing youth in gainful employment here on Thursday.
Presiding over the meeting held at his office conference hall, Deputy Commissioner cum Chairperson, DACYP, Megh Nidhi Dahal while giving importance for orientation training of youth under Aatma Nirbhar Bharat, called for a proper curriculum with cooperation of line departments like Horticulture, Agriculture, Veterinary and Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, KVK and DICC, etc.
Dahal said that there are huge potential for pineapple and mushroom cultivation, fisheries, diary farming, horticulture etc in South Hailakandi and Katlicherra areas and asked the concerned agencies to organize orientation training programme for unemployed youth under the Aatma Nirbhar Bharat initiative.
The Deputy Commissioner cum Chairperson suggested various schemes for unemployed youth and to identify those interested through skill mapping and linked them with Skill India, NULM, NRLM and other line departments.
Dahal said that youths coming from Bengaluru and others parts of India during COVID-19 must be located and counselling provided to them. "Those who have come back or willing to return must be given proper counselling so that they are gainfully employed in avocations in which they have the aptitude or have acquired skills. A detailed list along with their skills may be prepared and submit the same for necessary steps," he added.
Regarding Education in Basic Vocation and Soft Skills (EBVSS), the Deputy Commissioner suggested for taking up the matter with skill training agencies like Skill India and KVK, DICC Agriculture and Fisheries departments, and to select activity or trade under EBVSS training programme.
Dahal also underscored the need for preparing a list of skill mapping performance by covering maximum villages. Member Dr.Yogneswar Deb requested the chair to focus on skill development of youths in the district by engaging PRI members for such missions and the line departments to provide logistic support.
Principal, Indrakumari Girls' HS School, Dipok Chakraborty suggested finding out the skilled and unskilled youths trained in different trades particularly ITI students and give them preference for self employment. Choudhury Charan Gosh, representing Karimganj MP, Kripanath Mallah, suggested organising training programmes like motor driving or mason training for tea garden youths.
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