Himayat is a placement linked skill training programme for unemployed youth of Jammu and Kashmir and is being implemented by the Himayat Mission Management Unit, J&K State Rural Livelihoods Mission (JKSRLM), Govt of J&K. The Programme is an outcome of the recommendations of Dr. C. Rangarajan Committee report submitted to the Hon’ble Prime Minister on 24th February, 2011 which suggested a scheme of Skill Development for school/college dropouts.

Himayat – a Skill Development Programme for the youth is under implementation since 2011. The Report suggested increasing employability of youth by improving their skill-sets and providing support for placement and self-employment.

Youth will be provided free skill training for a duration of 3 to 12 months, in a range of skills for which there is good market demand. At the end of the training, the youth are assured of a job and there is one year post-placement tracking to see how they are faring.