DDU-GKY is tasked with the dual objectives of adding diversity to the incomes of rural poor families and cater to the career aspirations of rural youth.

It aims at transforming rural poor youth into an economically independent and globally relevant workforce.

It focused on rural youth between the ages of 15 and 35 years from poor families.

Special initiatives under DDU-GKY –

  1. Himayat : A special scheme for the youth (rural & urban) of Jammu & Kashmir.
  2. Roshni: A special initiative for the rural youth of poor families in 27 Left-wing Extremist (LWE) districts across 9 states.