Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) : The 83-year-old sixth time Chief Minister, who created a record of sorts by delivering over four-hour budget speech, announced a Rs 1,000 monthly unemployment allowance for youths. Disabled unemployed youths will get Rs 1,500.
Singh proposed Rs 150 crore allocation for the scheme even as he said detailed guidelines for it will be worked out later. The allowance was one of the Congress’s election promises in 2012 that Singh had opposed till now.
He announced continuation of a skill development allowance scheme that has benefited 1.50 lakh youths. He said he wanted to do more for youths and farmers but the state’s resources did not permit him. He also allocated 640 Crore for Skill Development in the state.
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