The Punjab government is set to launch “MKMM” scheme to help the unemployed youth of the state. Captain Amarinder Singh, the Chief Minister of Punjab, gave a green signal to the scheme on 26th of August 2021. Under Mera Kaam Mera Maan, the unemployed youngsters will be offered a variety of short-term skill development programs in order to enhance their employability. The beneficiaries of the scheme can avail for program of their choice. Rs. 2500 employment assistance allowance will be provided per month to the beneficiaries during the training period, which will continue till the beneficiary gets hired. The initial target of the scheme is to train 30,000 unemployed youngsters with an opening budget of Rs. 90 crores.
The Cabinet has authorized Chief Minister Singh to implement the scheme in other sections of the society. The trainings will take place in Punjab Skill Development Mission training centers.
Unemployment has always been a matter of concern in various regions/states of India, including Punjab. Successful implementation of the “MKMM” scheme might resolve the unemployment problem of the state to a certain extent. Further details regarding full-scale implementation of the scheme is still awaited.
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