Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah recently unveiled the fifth and final poll guarantee of the Congress party, named the ‘Yuva Nidhi’ scheme. Launched at Freedom Park in Shivamogga, this initiative aims to provide unemployment assistance to graduates and diploma holders who completed their degrees during the academic year 2022-23.
Key Features of the ‘Yuva Nidhi’ Scheme
Financial Support for Unemployed Graduates and Diploma Holders
Under the scheme, the government has committed to providing Rs 3,000 per month to degree holders and Rs 1,500 per month to diploma holders who have been unable to secure employment in the last six months and are not pursuing higher studies.
Cheque Distribution Ceremony
During the launch event, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah personally issued cheques to unemployed graduates who had traveled from various parts of the state. This symbolic gesture aimed to emphasize the government’s commitment to supporting the youth in the state.
Sharanaprakash Patil, the minister responsible for implementing the ‘Yuva Nidhi’ scheme, clarified that the assistance is applicable exclusively to graduates and diploma holders whose domicile is Karnataka. This condition ensures that the benefits of the scheme are directed towards the state’s residents.
Deputy Chief Minister and Ministers’ Presence
Deputy Chief Minister D K Shivakumar, along with ministers Sharana Prakash Patil, Madhu Bangarappa, Mankale Vaidya, MC Sudhakar, and others, were present at the launch event. Their participation highlighted the collective effort of the government in addressing the issue of unemployment among the youth.
Context within the Five Congress Guarantees
The ‘Yuva Nidhi’ scheme joins the four previously launched guarantees, namely ‘Shakti,’ ‘Anna Bhagya,’ ‘Gruha Jyoti,’ and ‘Gruha Lakshmi.‘ These guarantees cover a range of issues, from women’s empowerment and food security to electricity access and financial assistance for women heads of families.
Important Questions Related to Exams
1. What is the primary focus of the ‘Yuva Nidhi’ scheme recently launched in Karnataka?
A) Providing free electricity
B) Offering financial assistance to unemployed graduates and diploma holders
C) Offering free rides to women in non-luxury government buses
2. How much monthly support does the ‘Yuva Nidhi’ scheme promise to provide to degree holders who have been unemployed for the past six months?
A) Rs 3,000
B) Rs 2,000
C) Rs 1,500
3. Which department is responsible for implementing the ‘Yuva Nidhi’ scheme in Karnataka?
A) Department of Women and Child Development
B) Department of Agriculture
C) Department associated with Minister Sharanaprakash Patil
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