JK youth’s demographic dividend is being squandered.
Srinagar, 12 October: The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Thursday accused the bureaucratic government in power of squandering the demographic dividend of educated and competent young people by failing to address the growing unemployment issue in J&K.
Tanvir Sadiq, the party’s chief spokesperson, made this statement while speaking with a youth delegation at the Nawa-e-Subha headquarters in Srinagar. Young adults from various regions of Kashmir Division who were educated and talented made up the visiting delegation. The visiting youngsters informed the spokeswoman of a number of important concerns they were dealing with, most notably unemployment.
Tanvir added that the party leadership was aware of the plight of the youth in J&K when speaking with the delegation. “Our educated and skilled youth are facing a job crisis that is more serious than it seems,” Sadiq remarked, adding that the extent of J&K’s youth’s suffering is incalculable. This is due to years of futile efforts to get government jobs.
He said that the existing J&K government has failed to adequately reinvest in the job-creating industries in Jammu and Kashmir, such as tourism, horticulture, agriculture, handicrafts, and MSMEs, which is the cause of the state’s shocking unemployment rate. He said that problems faced by these industries had gone unaddressed.
Poor hiring practices at JKPSC and JKSSB have rendered the situation even more hopeless. Our educated and competent young bulge, who are essential to J&K’s future development trajectories, are the focus of energy, yet the current bureaucratic architecture in J&K has failed to recognise them. Even with regard to self-employment, the current government has failed to provide opportunities for young people who wish to launch their own businesses. Numerous other schemes, such as “Mission Youth,” have failed in J&K. The Government of India’s (GOI) August 2019 policy towards Jammu and Kashmir, subsequent COVID-induced lockdowns, and a lack of COVID support and revival package have further exacerbated the problem that had been sown by the rushed and foolish implementation of the GST and demonetisation in Jammu and Kashmir, he said.
Tanvir echoed the thoughts of the visiting youth group when he stated that the party leaders and Members of Parliament are making every effort to bring up the important problems facing our youth on every platform that is acceptable. He said that party officials are using the media and social media to their fullest potential in order to highlight various problems that our youth face.