Amaravati, Sep 15: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu launched the Mukyamantri Yuva Nestam website www.yuvanestham.ap.gov.in at Praja Vedika on Friday, to provide unemployment dole of Rs 1000 per month to over 10 lakh unemployed youth in Andhra Pradesh.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that Yuva Nestam is aimed to fulfill the ambitions of youth. The scheme is aimed to bring Convergence, including skill development, self-employment and apprenticeship for youth empowerment. By launching a job portal, the state government would help the youth in training and placements, including competitive examinations. All the benefits of Yuva Nestam except unemployment dole would be provided to others, who are not eligible for the scheme. Praising Jewish creative entrepreneurship, the Chief Minister said same entrepreneurship should be developed in AP.
The Chief Minister said that Indian engineers are successful in IT sector in the world as they are well versed in both English and Mathematics. The Chief Minister said that Universities should establish data bank of both graduates and post graduates. Universities should concentrate on both education and placements, he adding that AP engineers are getting highest per capita income in Silicon valley. Stating that Mukyamanthri Yuva Nestam will provide a platform to focus on youth empowerment, the Chief Minister advised the youth to give priority for innovation.
Speaking on the occasion Minister for IT and Panchayat Raj Nara Lokesh said over 10 lakh unemployed youth would be benefited by the Mukyamantri Yuva Nestam scheme. He said that the Yuva Nestam scheme would emerge as an ideal scheme in the country. The minister said that the Yuva Nestam scheme was aimed to provide skill development to youth, self employment opportunities, apprenticeship through a tie up with various industries and unemployment dole of Rs 1000 per month.
Lokesh said that before launching the scheme, a group of ministers was formed, which studied the implementation of the scheme in other states. The unemployment dole scheme was introduced in 10 states, but four states dropped it. (UNI)