U’khand govt starts “Mukhyamantri Swarozgar Yojana” for returnee migrants

Uttarakhand chief minister, Trivendra Singh Rawat has inaugurated the “Mukhyamantri Swarozgar Yojana” for returnee migrants. The project aims at giving self-employment opportunities to youth and a boost to reverse migration, especially entrepreneurs returning to Uttarakhand and encourage skilled and unskilled artisans, handicrafts and unemployed youths to start their own business. The scheme will offer credit facility through nationalised banks, scheduled commercial banks and cooperative banks.

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What is Mukhyamantri Swarozgar Yojana?

  • Mukhyamantri Swarozgar Yojana is self-employment opportunities to youth and a boost to reverse migration, especially entrepreneurs returning to Uttarakhand and encourage skilled and unskilled artisans, handicrafts and unemployed youths to start their own business.
  • Information about this scheme should be conveyed to every village so that the youth can avail of this scheme.
  • This scheme should be widely publicised through public representatives and district level officers so that the maximum number of villagers can take advantage of it.
  • Under this scheme, the district magistrate should coordinate with the bankers so that the beneficiaries do not have any problem in taking a loan.
  • The migrants who apply under this programme will get quick approval from the authorities concerned and their applications will be forwarded to banks with immediate subsidy which will be 25% in the hill districts and 15% in the plain districts.
  • A person needs to be at least 18 years of age to be able to apply under the scheme. The applicant or his family member will be benefited only once under the scheme.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Uttarakhand state was formed: 9th November 2000
  • Capital of Uttarakhand: Dehradun.
  • Governor of Uttarakhand: Baby Rani Maurya.

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