North Gazette News/Shimla
Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Saturday urged the youth to take maximum benefit of the Skill Development Allowance scheme and said that the government was spending Rs 500 crore on the scheme to upgrade the skills of educated unemployed youth.
Singh said that an allowance of Rs 1000 per month was being given to educated unemployed youth under the scheme whereas for persons with disabilities, the allowance was being given at a rate of Rs 1500 per month.
While addressing a public meeting at Nehra in Shimla rural assembly segment, Singh said that Rs 200 crore were allocated under the scheme during the last two years.
“As many as 59,479 youth benefited during this period,” he said while urging the youth of the state to take maximum benefit of this scheme so that they could obtain training in different trades for finding better employment and self-employment avenues.
He directed the officers to explore possibility of irrigation scheme for Nehra and Panoh from Nerti khudi.
He also announced Ambulance road from Katal to Dawaru.
The Chief Minister said that the government was committed to provide all basic facilities to its people and added that the Government agencies can just create and provide resources and it was up to the people to exploit them accordingly.
He also assured to consider the demands of the people of the area sympathetically raised by the local representatives.
District Congress President Shimla Rural Kehar Singh Khachi, State Youth Congress President Vikramaditya Singh, Block Congress President Chandershekhar Sharma, President, Mahila Block Congress Commmittee Anita Sharma, Member, HPSIDC Pramod Sharma, Deputy Commissioner Dinesh Malhotra, SP Shimla D W Negi and Pradhans of various Gram Panchayats and senior officers of the district were also present on the occasion.