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Posted on Oct 04, 10:10PM | UNI
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has announced several development programmes and schemes for his home belt of Etawah and Mainpuri.
Mr Yadav distributed allowance to jobless youths and scholarships to poor girls, and bountiful of other projects including roads, electric sub-stations and schools for 'aam admi' of Etawah and Mainpuri at his native village of Saifai here today in presence of his father and Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav.
"Today I am distributing unemployment allowance and tomorrow my Government would be giving jobs. We are inviting private entrepreneurs to set up industrial units in Uttar Pradesh. Once it is done there would be plenty of jobs for the youths," Mr Yadav said in a function held at Saifai.
Samajwadi Party national president Mulayam Singh Yadav said that 'Kanya Vidyadhan' money would be used in education of girls. "At least 58 per cent of women are still illiterate in UP. This is a huge number. The money would encourage these girls to continue their studies," he said.
He even asked the youths to join politics after completing their education. "We need good, honest and educated people in politics who could clean this corrupt system. Who knows one day one of you could be Akhilesh or could climb the ladder to become minister," Yadav said.
During election campaign, the Samajwadi party had promised revival of berozgari bhatta, a scheme launched by former Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav, in which unemployed youth were given monthly financial help. Akhilesh Yadav revived this scheme in which youths between the age group of 25 and 40 would be given monthly allowance of Rs 1000. This allowance would be paid on quarterly basis payments and would be made through cheque or directly credited to the account of the beneficiary.
In Kanya Vidyadhan, poor girls got Rs 30,000 as financial assistance.