Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu Sunday announced the setting up of a skill university to provide employment opportunities outside the government space.
“The biggest challenge facing the youth of Arunachal today is the dearth of adequate and gainful employment opportunities outside the government space,” he told President Ram Nath Kovind at a gathering here.
“There exists a vicious cycle of limited private investment coupled with low levels of entrepreneurship and a narrow skill base. This must be broken. We have taken a decision to establish a skill university, three employability centres and para-medical training college on a PPP framework,” Khandu said.
Noting that created an eco-system which encourages entrepreneurship amongst local youth remains a key objective, the Chief Minister said the government has launched Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhayaya Swavalamban Yojana.
“A back ended 30 percent capital investment subsidy is being provided for small and medium enterprises on loans ranging from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 1 crores. Women entrepreneurs will be additionally eligible for obtaining an interest subsidy of 5 percent on loans,” he said.
Khandu said that the government was focused on properly channelizing the youth force of the state by promoting and facilitating games and sports as well as other co-curricular activities.
The Chief Minister said that his government has accorded special emphasis in improving the quality of education imparted in schools.
“We are the first state in North-East India to launch smart classroom project under the flagship programme ‘CM Adhunik Shiksha Yojana’ where all the upper primary, secondary and higher secondary government schools will be provided with smart class system K-YAN,” he said
Through this system, a more interactive teaching method is adopted by using the audio-visual technique with rich and qualitative content, he added.