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Govt extends Udaan Scheme in J&K till FY20

The Centre on Wednesday decided to extend by four years the Udaan Scheme, a Special Industry Initiative for J&K, which provides exposure to the state’s youth to the country’s corporate sector, till 2019-20. The scheme was initially up to the 2015-16 fiscal, ending this month-end.

The decision was taken at a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Udaan provides exposure to the youth of J&K to corporate India and corporate India to the talent pool available in the state, said an official release. So far, 67 leading corporates have partnered with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) under UDAAN with a commitment to train youth from the state covering organized retail, banking, financial services, IT, ITES, infrastructure, hospitality etc. 
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