A cell has been formed in the chief minister’s office to suggest measures for better implementation of activities under the Mukhyamantri Swarozgar Yojana (MSY). The Rural Development and Migration Commission vice chairman, Sharad Singh Negi has been made the head of this cell while Mahendra Singh Kunwar of HARC and the CM’s economic adviser Alok Bhatt have been made its members.
It will be recalled that the MSY was initiated on the lines of the Pradhan Mantri Swarozgar Yojana to facilitate self employment for more people and provide such opportunities for natives who have returned to Uttarakhand. Provision for loan and grants has been made to facilitate work in the construction and service sectors under this scheme. With various departments being linked to the MSY, the cell in CM’s office has been formed to ensure coordination with the departments. Linking the self employment schemes of various departments with this scheme, special focus has been laid on horticulture, agriculture, micro food processing, animal husbandry, poultry, organic farming and dairy among other activities.More than 150 works are included in the MSY.
The head of the cell, Sharad Singh Negi informed that efforts will be undertaken to boost self employment in the mountainous districts of the state. Coordination will also be established with various departments undertaking self employment schemes so that the maximum possible number of youth are able to receive the benefit of self employment, he added.
Friday, 07 August 2020 | PNS | Dehradun
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