ANDHRA PRADESH

Loans denied to jobless youth: AIYF

Special Correspondent

KADAPA: All-India Youth Federation functionaries staged dharna before the Collectorate on Monday demanding announcement of the list of Rajiv Yuva Shakti beneficiaries and disbursement of loans expeditiously.

Raising slogans against the government’s attitude towards the unemployed, AIYF district secretary N. Venkatasiva alleged that Rajiv Yuva Shakti scheme aimed at providing self-employment to unemployed youth, took a backseat this year. He flayed the government for sanctioning loans to 956 units last year and not releasing funds for them so far.

He accused public representatives of ignoring the welfare of youth.

Mr. Venkatasiva recalled that officials interviewed nearly 11,000 jobless youth in 10 centres in Kadapa district between June 13 and 24 last year, but abruptly stopped the selection process and release of loans to them.

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