He said the state and central governments have taken a number of initiatives to address the problem of unemployment through entrepreneurship and skill development. "Under the initiatives, the government has been implementing schemes like Seed Capital Fund, Youth Start-Up Loan, National Minority Development Finance Corporation, Women Entrepreneurship Programme, Self Help Group of Engineers," Haseeb A Drabu said.
He said as many as 4,736 units have been sponsored by covering 4,762 beneficiaries under these schemes thereby generating employment for 15,598 educated youth. Giving details of the unemployed youth in the state, the minister said 88,040 technocrats, graduates and post-graduates have listed themselves with various district employment and counselling centres of the state till December last year.
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