The number of young people without jobs has somewhat decreased in Himachal Pradesh

The number of young people without jobs has somewhat decreased in Himachal Pradesh

Despite a decline from the previous fiscal year, 8.73 lakh individuals in Himachal Pradesh still had no jobs as of the end of the most recent fiscal year, according to employment exchange statistics.

In comparison to December 2021, when 8.73 lakh persons were registered in all employment exchanges in the state, 8.21 lakh people were.

During the current fiscal year, 1.41 lakh people applied for jobs via employment exchanges, down from 1.68 lakh the year before.

Kangra district led the list with 1,66,325 registered jobless people, followed by Mandi 1,61,085, Shimla 71,316, Una 64,384, Chamba 62,436 and Hamirpur 61,989; Lahaul and Spiti and Kinnaur tribal districts came in last with 5,226 and 8,300 unemployed youngsters, respectively.

As of March 31, 2021, there were 4,75,156 individuals working, of whom 2,79,365 were employed by the government in 4,417 businesses and 1,95,791 by the private sector in 1,824 companies, according to the Economic Survey.

The government has launched several skill development programmes, introducing emerging trades in technical institutions and updating vocational courses to increase the employability of workers as job opportunities in the public sector are dwindling and the private sector is only interested in hiring skilled and highly skilled workers.

A number of initiatives have been started in this area by the Himachal Pradesh Kaushal Vikas Nigam (HPKVN), which has so far enrolled 57,781 persons in its different programmes for skilled development. 31,770 of them have received certification.

The HP Skill Development Initiative was launched in 2018 with a budget of Rs 827 crore, of which the Asian Development Bank provided Rs 661 crore.

Each applicant would also get a monthly stipend of Rs 1,000 from the government for skill development classes, and those with a permanent impairment more than 50% will receive a monthly allowance of Rs 1,500.

As he presented the budget for 2023–24 on Friday, Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu informed the media that the government had set a goal to create 90,000 employment in the public and private sectors this year.