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AP Govt doubles Unemployment allowance

AP Govt doubles Unemployment allowance
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AP government has doubled the Unemployed Allowance from present Rs 1,000 to Rs 2,000 in its Vote on Budget, presented by Finance Minister Yanamala...

Amaravati: AP government has doubled the Unemployed Allowance from present Rs 1,000 to Rs 2,000 in it’s Vote on Budget, presented by Finance Minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu on Tuesday here in Assembly.

He maintained that, the Government’s emphasis on youth welfare is reflected in its actions to institute a Youth Policy for the first time. Youth will get Rs 2,000 per month under the Mukhyamantri Yuvanestham scheme.

Under Mukhyamantri Yuvanestham, government has sanctioned the benefit to 4.3 lakh people. He said that government intend to implement this scheme on a saturation basis. In addition to providing allowance, this scheme ensures that the unemployed are linked with necessary entrepreneurship and skill development programmes and placement through a convergence approach across departments - Youth Welfare, industries, Labour, Skill Development, etc. so that the youth find gainful employment on a sustainable basis.

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