A delegation of unemployed floriculture trainees from the Sher-I-Kashmir University of Agricultural Science and Technology (SKUAST-K) Tuesday staged protest demonstrations here and demanded a job policy for them.
Mohammad Irfan, who was leading the protest, said government should frame a job policy for them as there were no opportunities in the private sector.
“We appeal to Lieutenant Governor to create posts for unemployed trainees in the department of floriculture and other such departments as we are facing problems,” he said.
Irfan said due to non-availability of private land in Kashmir they are not able to develop their own business.
“Since private land is unavailable, we are not able to start our own ventures, leaving them jobless,” he said.
As per the delegation, SKUAST-K trained its first batch of 84 students under one year Landscape Gardening and Park Maintenance (LGPM) in 2018 year.
Another protester, Rizwan Ahmad said they opted for the programme hoping that floriculture department would adjust them.
“Unfortunately department has failed to advertise any post in the past two years and instead trained employees. They have hired unskilled youth,” he said.
The protesters appealed to Lt. Governor and floriculture department to frame new job policies under Srinagar Smart City project.
“We are well equipped and trained for gardening and park maintenance,” he added.