2017-08-18

Development of youths under Pradhan Mantri Yuva Yojana: Unstarred Question in Rajyasabha

Development of youths under Pradhan Mantri Yuva Yojana

(a) whether Government has recently launched the Pradhan Mantri Yuva Yojana'' programme for development of the youths of the country;
(b) if so, the details thereof;
(c) whether separate targets have been fixed for the development of the youths in States under the ‘Pradhan Mantri Yuva Yojana’;
(d) if so, the details thereof;

(e) whether Government has received any proposal from Madhya Pradesh Government for according approval under the ‘Pradhan Mantri Yuva Yojana’ and
(f) if so, the details thereof?

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF  YOUTH AFFAIRS AND SPORTS
RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-318                                                        ANSWERED ON-18.07.2017

Development of youths under Pradhan Mantri Yuva Yojana

318 . Shri Prabhat Jha

(a) whether Government has recently launched the Pradhan Mantri Yuva Yojana'' programme for development of the youths of the country;
(b) if so, the details thereof;
(c) whether separate targets have been fixed for the development of the youths in States under the ‘Pradhan Mantri Yuva Yojana’;
(d) if so, the details thereof;
(e) whether Government has received any proposal from Madhya Pradesh Government for according approval under the ‘Pradhan Mantri Yuva Yojana’ and
(f) if so, the details thereof?

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE)
FOR YOUTH AFFAIRS AND SPORTS
(SHRI VIJAY GOEL)

(a) Yes, Sir. Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) has launched Pradhan Mantri Yuva Yojana on 9th November, 2016.

(b) The overall objective of the scheme is “to create a favourable ecosystem for entrepreneurship development through education and training, advocacy, easy access to various components of entrepreneurship ecosystem including mentor network, credit, incubator & accelerator, information platform, research etc. Also, promote development of social enterprises for inclusive growth”.

The proposed entrepreneurship development programme will impart entrepreneurship education to 14.5 lakh students throughout the country and is likely to create approx 30,000 startups over 5 years. Consequently, these start-ups envisaged to create approx 2,60,000 direct and indirect jobs.

Target Beneficiaries:–
The target beneficiaries of the scheme are the students from 3050 institutions as per following breakup.
1. Institutes of Higher Learning viz; Colleges, Universities, Polytechnics etc. (2200)
2. Schools (300)
3. Students in ITI''s (500)
4. Entrepreneurship Development Centres (50)

Citizens in unorganized sector, women, and existing entrepreneurs in rural as well as urban areas, who would like to take up entrepreneurship education through coordination and support programmes can benefit from this programme. Wherever possible, UID number of the beneficiary is taken.

(c) & (d): Separate targets for states have not been fixed for development of the youth in states underthe scheme.

(e) & (f): No, Sir.
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