Vijayawada: Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu launched Mukyamantri Yuva Nestam website www.yuvanestham.ap.gov.in at Praja Vedika on Friday evening to provide unemployment dole of Rs1,000 per month to over 10 lakh unemployed youth in Andhra Pradesh.
Mr Naidu said Yuva Nestam is aimed to fulfill the ambitions of youth. The scheme is aimed to bring convergence including skill development, self-employment, apprenticeship for youth empowerment.
By launching a job portal, the government will help youth in training and placements including competitive examinations.
All the benefits of Yuva Nestam except unemployment dole will be provided to others who are not eligible for the scheme. Mr Naidu praised Jewish creative entrepreneurship and wanted it inculcated in AP.
The Chief Minister said Youth in the age group of 20-30 years are more powerful. They should be brought under a single platform to train them as a powerful force. Youth power is more in India and it will be continued for two to three decades. Youth are successful in the IT sector globally as they are well versed in both English and Mathematics.
The Chief Minister said universities should establish data bank of both graduates and post-graduates. Universities should concentrate on both education and placements. He said AP youth are getting highest per capita income in Silicon valley.