Andhra Pradesh

‘Financial aid to the unemployed soon’

Kollu Ravindra

Kollu Ravindra   | Photo Credit: CH_VIJAYA BHASKAR

Guidelines being prepared: Kollu

Minister for Youth and Skill Development Kollu Ravindra on Friday said his Ministry was busy preparing guidelines to offer financial assistance to the unemployed youth in the next two months and that ₹500 crore was allocated for the purpose. Addressing the media here, he said another two meetings would be convened to arrive at a clarity over the issue. “The financial assistance will be between ₹1,000 and ₹2,000 per month. Another ₹500 crore will be mobilised from other departments,” he added. The Minister said the government was keen on developing the skills of the unemployed through the Skill Development Corporation, and a majority of the jobs created in the new Capital would be offered to them.

‘Misinformation campaign’

Blaming the YSR Congress Party for spreading misinformation in the Nandyal byelection, he said the government had taken up fee reimbursement in a big way and nearly ₹5,000 crore was given away to SC, ST, BC and minorities students.

“YSRCP president Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy is misleading the youth. Even the arrears of the previous government have been paid by the TDP soon after coming to power,” the Minister said.

He said the YSRCP was afraid of losing the election and that was the reason why Mr. Jagan was using intemperate language against the Chief Minister. “He is vitiating the atmosphere and is making every effort to ensure the byelection is postponed,” he said.

The Minister said that Mr. Jagan was keen on driving a wedge between people.

“The YSRCP leader said he would make Nandyal a separate district. This is absurd,” the Minister said.

Mr Ravindra said the TDP was lending a helping hand to farmers, women and weaker sections by allocating funds.

“Pattiseema is taking care of the delta farmers. Similarly, through Polavaram left and right canals, the government is keen to offer irrigation to North Andhra and delta regions,” he said.

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