New Delhi: The Central Government has approved a scheme which would provide employment opportunity to one lakh youth in the state of Jammu & Kashmir.

The scheme which would be implemented over the next five years would cost Rs 235.3 crore which would be borne entirely by the Central government.

Under the scheme, Urban and rural youths would be trained to become self employed.

Under the scheme, which is set to start from June-July 2011, trained youth would start getting jobs from the month of November. 1500 youths are expected to be employed in the first phase of the scheme.

The job scheme is an outcome of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh initiative of forming a committee of experts to provide suggestions for job opportunities in the Valley.

The committee had submitted its reports in February 2011, which recommended that focus must be on skill development of the youth.