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Socio-Economic Impact of Employment Generation Programmes on Youth of Kashmir: A Study of UDAN Scheme - A Special Industry Initiative

Shaista Aslam, Bilal Bhat, Salima Jan


  1. Research Scholar, University of Kashmir. Sri Nagar, Jammu and Kashmir, INDIA
  2. Assistant Professor, IMPARD. Sri Nagar, Jammu and Kashmir, INDIA
  3. Director MERC, University of Kashmir, . Sri Nagar, Jammu and Kashmir, INDIA


The creation of decent jobs is one of the biggest challenges facing policymakers trying to achieve faster, more sustainable, and more inclusive growth. The economy has experienced unprecedented growth but has been characterized by jobless growth and in formalization of job opportunities in the organized sectors. This paper attempts to assess the employment intensity and the potential to create jobs through the Udaan program. A major policy objective of the scheme is to ensure demand-oriented employment opportunities. Nevertheless, the scheme serves broader socio-economic goals of empowerment through positive network effects. Udaan, on the one hand, greatly stimulates the yearning of young people. This paper discusses key policy imperatives towards expanding the scale and scope of the scheme among the educated youth of Kashmir.

Youth, Employment, Kashmir, Udaan