Two day conference on ‘Employment generation through Entrepreneurship’ ends on high note to create ample opportunities for JK youth

Two day conference on ‘Employment generation through Entrepreneurship’ ends on high note to create ample opportunities for JK youth

JAMMU, MARCH 12: Former Bureaucrat and Advisor to PM, Amarjeet Sinha along with Chief Secretary, Atal Dulloo today attended the 2nd day of conference organised jointly by the Labour & Employment, Skill Development Departments and Mission Youth at Convention Centre Jammu.

Objective of the conference were to build a comprehensive understanding of opportunities for employment creation in key sectors, Analyze the current interventions in various sectors– synthesize achievements, learning and identify key impediments in the intervention, Explore new sectors for creating of an enabling environment that fosters the establishment of enterprises accelerating rural growth, Define the outcomes for employment and enterprises in various sectors and Define strategies, protocols and actions on ground for various interventions.

The Experts gave their presentation on various topics which included complementing growth through tech interventions –Converging businesses via tech enabled solutions, Employment Opportunities in Cooperatives Department, Overview Credit flow in key Self Employment Sectors– Opportunities & Impediments, Experience of State Rural Livelihood Mission – Self Help Groups and Collectives – fostering women-led enterprises.

Speaking on the second day of a 2-day conference of experts on the theme of ‘Accelerating Employment avenues through Entrepreneurship in J&K’, Chief Secretary, Atal Dulloo said that this conference was a platform for subject experts from different sectors including the local administration, academic institutions, financial organizations and other concerned stakeholders, who have made mark in their areas of operation.

The Chief Secretary talked at length about the performance of the UT in raising the necessary infrastructure and formulation of policies for attracting investments to create employment opportunities for the local youth.

He further added that to saturate the employment requirement of the UT and to fulfil the evolving aspirations of our youth, the UT needs to generate as many success stories of gainful enterprises as possible by enabling a suitable ecosystem here that smoothens and hastens the progress of establishing enterprises all over J&K.

He called on all the stakeholders including the administration, credit lending institutions and other organisations to simplify their processes and be readily available to the aspiring entrepreneurs for their handholding and capacity building.

He called on devising a strategy out of this conference that is particular to our UT and usher in an environment that is favourable for making entrepreneurship of their choice by our talented youth.

The Chief Secretary referred to the New Central Sector Scheme (NCSS) for industrial development and doubling of exports in handicrafts sectors as other propellers in creation of employments here.

In his keynote address the former Bureaucrat and Advisor to PM, Amarjeet Sinha termed J&K a treasure which could be turned into an entrepreneurship hub of high-end products. He said that the handicrafts, dry and fresh fruit value addition can accommodate many more entrepreneurs in its fold.

He highlighted the importance of professional knowledge that upgrades micro enterprises into small ones and small enterprises into medium business establishments.

He made out that by making quality interventions in the development of professional human resources J&K can develop a successful base of first generation entrepreneurs. He advised for giving more encouragement to entrepreneurial activities in the fields of green products and certified organic farming.

Around 75 to 100 delegates – including Senior Officials from various departments of Govt of J&K, invited Officials from Govt of India; NABARD; SIDBI; Bank officials external experts/ resource persons participated in the event.

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