Mukhyamantri Yuvanestham Scheme Launched For Unemployed: Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister launched the web portal www.yuvanestham.ap.gov.in of the much-awaited Mukhyamantri Yuvanestham scheme in the Grievance Hall at his residence in Undavalli near on Friday. The eligible unemployed youth can enrol their names to get a dole of Rs 1,000 per month from October 2 under the scheme.
According to an estimate, over 10 lakh unemployed youth in the State will benefit from the scheme. Asserting that Yuvanestham will be a historic scheme, he said the State government has evolved it for the benefit of unemployed youth after a thorough study as several States did not succeed in its implementation in the past. He, however, said the beneficiaries of the scheme should not be satisfied with Rs 1,000 dole to be given by the government and explore new employment avenues for a bright career.
Stating that the scheme is aimed at benefiting the unemployed in all aspects, he said the government brought convergence, including skill development, self-employment and apprenticeship for youth empowerment. By launching a job portal, the State government will help youth in training and placement.
All the benefits of Yuvanestham, except unemployment dole, will be provided to others who are not eligible for the scheme. Youngsters in the age group of 20 to 30 should be brought under a single platform. Youth are succeeding in IT sector as they are well versed in both English and Mathematics.
Universities should set up the data bank of both graduates and post-graduates and concentrate on both education and placement. AP youth are getting highest per capita income in Silicon Valley, he said.
Stating that the Mukhyamantri Yuvanestham scheme will provide a platform for youth empowerment, the Chief Minister advised them to focus on innovation for better career prospects.
Apart from providing a monthly dole of Rs 1,000, the scheme is aimed at providing skill development, self-employment opportunities and apprenticeship to youth through a tie-up with various industries, he said.
The scheme for the unemployed was launched in 10 States in the country earlier. It was wound up in 4 States. At present, the scheme is being implemented in 6 States for a limited number of beneficiaries with a meagre monthly allowance of Rs 500. The State government which came up with the scheme after a thorough study by a group of ministers has to spend Rs 1,200 crore for its implementation per annum, he said.
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