Special Correspondent

JAIPUR: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has emphasised the need for formulating new projects to create livelihood opportunities for educated unemployed youth in the State and called for a renewed focus on different spheres of their personality to enable them to contribute to the development of society.

Addressing a review meeting of the Rajasthan Livelihood Mission and Rajasthan Knowledge Corporation here, Mr. Gehlot said the government agencies should concentrate on the development of youth belonging to weaker sections, whose potential could be harnessed for betterment of their own communities.

Wider vision

“We need to formulate master plans with a wider vision and ensure uplift of the backward sections while providing adequate representation to the youth,” said Mr. Gehlot, adding that the State Government was committed to providing vocational training to youngsters in accordance with their needs and skills.

According to an official release here, Mr. Gehlot said the corporate houses should also take up the responsibility to groom the youth and provide employment avenues to them. The Chief Minister reviewed the progress of the two institutions during 2009-10 and assessed their activities for organising various training courses and livelihood promotion programmes.