New Delhi: The Gujarat government has launched the ‘PM Yasasvi Yojna’ – an initiative of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment of the Central Government.
Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel expressed confidence that this scheme would be very useful for the proper education as well as the career building of millions of students in the state and the country.
Under the scheme, incentives would be given to the students belonging to other backward classes, economically backward classes, and nomadic castes in education and for the welfare of students.
The Chief Minister launched this Yojna a few days back in the presence of Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Dr Virendra Kumar and Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment of Gujarat Pradeepbhai Parmar and Minister of State R.C. Makwana, among others.
Loan certificates were awarded to the beneficiaries of the National Backward Classes Finance and Development Corporation by the Chief Minister and Union Minister.
A booklet on PM- Yashasvi Yojna was also released by the Chief Minister.
Mr Patel expressed confidence that Gujarat would contribute immensely to achieving the goal of a self-reliant India from a self-reliant Gujarat in the fields of education and health with “the double benefits of a double engine government”.
The Gujarat government has adopted a policy of extending government schemes and programs to 100 per cent beneficiaries, sources said.
Over 3 lakh students have been given the assistance of Rs. 1318 crore in Mukhyamantri Yuva Swavalamban Yojana.
Mr Bhupendra Patel also added that this new PM Yasasvi Yojna would help materialise the dream of Ek Bharat, Shresht Bharat.
Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Virendra Kumar said that only with the cooperation of society and government will the nation become economically and socially capable.
The scheme will provide financial assistance to students in education as well as empower them through skill development and help them become self-reliant not as employers but as employers.
The scheme will be implemented from the year 2022-23 to the year 2025-26 with the contribution of 60% from the central government and 40% from the state government.