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M.P. govt. rolls out 100-day job guarantee scheme for youth

Chief Minister Kamal Nath at the launch of Mukhyamantri Yuva Swabhiman Yojana in Bhopal on Friday.   | Photo Credit: A_M_Faruqui

The Congress government in Madhya Pradesh on Friday rolled out its flagship ‘Mukhyamantri Yuva Swabhiman Yojana’ that guarantees 100 days of employment every year to urban youth from economically weaker sections.

The scheme, as part of which youth would be imparted skill development training, was launched by Chief Minister Kamal Nath here.

‘New road map’

“We are preparing a new road map for development for better future of the State, under which steps will be taken to ensure development of agriculture and employment to youths,” he said after the launch.

In less than two months after coming to power, the new government has waived loans of farmers for strengthening agriculture. For providing employment to youths, the Mukhyamantri Yuva Swabhiman Yojana has been launched, Mr. Nath said.

“The major challenge before us is to initiate wider reforms in the agriculture sector as we have an agrarian economy. If we are unable to give adequate price to farmers for their produce, then our economy will not improve,” he said.

The Chief Minister added that if the purchasing power of farmers does not increase, it will have a negative impact on the commercial activities and ultimately the State will suffer in terms of overall development.

“In order to strengthen the farmers, we are initiating the process of waiving their loans by handing over relevant documents to them from today.

‘Major challenge’

“Another major challenge is providing employment to youths. Under the new scheme, they will get ₹4,000 stipend per month during 100 days of period. During this period, they would be given skill development training, so that they become independent,” Mr. Nath said.

An official said, each youth enrolled under the scheme will get total ₹13,500 for the 100 days period.

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