At a time while more than 1,500 youths are going abroad for the job opportunities, 2,416 youths have became entrepreneur in Far-west of the country through ROJGAR (Rising Opportunity for Job in Gramin Areas for Rural Income) programme.
Organising a programme by Practical Action in Kathmandu on Friday, Sujan Piya, Head of Agriculture, Food Security and Markets Programme at Practical Action informed that a total of 2,416 youths including 1,143 female have initiated their own enterprise which includes poultry farming, goat farming, pig farming,turmeric processing, bamboo product, allo product, chuiri herbal soap and tailoring among others.
A total of 5,328 young people have been benefitted through the programme, he informed.
Speaking at the programme, member of the National Planning Commission (NPC) Dr. Prem Dangal said that the government’s top priority is to create job opportunity for the youths. “The government is ready to join hands with the organisations involved in the job creation.” he added.
Ms. Rensje Teerink, Ambassador, Delegation of the European Union to Nepal said that such kind of programme will boost up the economic condition of rural people in Nepal by making them entrepreneur.
“EU has given top priority to agriculture, sustainable development, education and vocational training in Nepal.” she said.
Practical Action has implemented the ROJGARI programme with the partnership of SEBAC Nepal and financial support of European Union.
The programme was implemented in Achham, Doti and Kailali districts from June 2011 to May 2014 focusing youths.