Rs 200 cr for youth to start biz: CM

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Khattar launches 16 projects worth Rs 50 cr | Each tehsil to have ‘antyodaya karyalaya’

Kaithal: Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said that Rs 200 crore would be provided to youth of the state through banks to set up their own ventures and 4 per cent interest on the amount would be borne by the state government.

Addressing a gathering at the state-level ‘Samarsta Diwas’ organised to celebrate the 641st birth anniversary of Guru Ravidas here today, the Chief Minister said that nearly 1.75 lakh youth got employment in private or government sectors in the state during the present regime.

Khattar said that the state government had been carrying out recruitment to fill backlog in posts reserved for the Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes and interviews for these posts were under progress. Efforts would be made every year to complete the backlog of previous year, he added.The Chief Minister also announced that ‘antyodaya karyalaya’ would be established in each tehsil office in the state which would have an antyodaya officer to give information about 300 schemes of different departments to the people. The scheme would be implemented from next year.

The CM also announced to increase the annual income limit from Rs 2.5 lakh to Rs 4 lakh under the ‘Medhavi Chhatra Protsahan Yojana’ and 10 per cent reservation to be made in jobs under the outsourcing policy. As many as 5,000 people would be given the benefit of free tour to Kanshi, the birthplace of Ravidas, on first come, first served basis, he said.

Paying rich tributes to Guru Ravidas, he said that the state government had decided to celebrate the birth anniversaries of great personalities at the state level. The Chief Minister said an organisation would be entrusted with the job to ensure that funds under the SC component of a department were utilised completely.

To realise the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi of housing for all, the state government had been working to ensure housing facility for each family, he said and added that each family in the state would be provided facility of the health insurance in the near future.

Speaking on the occasion, Transport Minister Krishan Lal Panwar said that houses would be provided to 3 lakh people in next five years under the ‘Bhimrao Ambedkar Awas Yojana’.Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma said that the state government would also organise a state-level function in Bhiwani to celebrate Ravidas Jayanti on February 4.On the occasion, the Chief Minister laid foundation stones and inaugurated 16 projects worth Rs 50 crore.

However, the Chief Minister reached the venue around 2.30 pm whereas people were informed to reach the venue at 10 am. Khattar said he was suffering from fever hence he got late, but he made it a point to attend the function.

Some INSO workers who were planning to show black flags to the CM were rounded up by the police but were let off after the function was over.

Source: The Tribune

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