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Learn & earn: Monthly stipend of Rs 10,000 for youth in Madhya Pradesh

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan recently said skill development training would be linked with employment

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Sandeep Kumar Bhopal

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The Madhya Pradesh government will impart industry-oriented training to youngsters and pay them a monthly stipend of Rs 8,000 to Rs 10,000 for a year under the Mukhyamantri Sikho Kamao Yojana (learn-and-earnscheme). The scheme aims to make the state’s youngsters self-reliant. The initial target is to make 100,000 youngsters in the state proficient in more than 800 courses in 46 sectors, such as manufacturing, engineering, management, marketing, tourism, hospitals, railways, information technology, and banking, among others.

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan recently said skill development training would be linked with employment. He said the state government was trying to ensure that the youth became employment providers rather than seeking it. While those aged between 18 and 29 years who have passed Class 12th or less would get a monthly stipend of Rs 8,000, ITI-pass students will get Rs 8,500. Similarly, the state will pay Rs 9,000 to the students who have cleared diplomas and Rs 10,000 to graduates.

Seventy-five per cent of the stipend fixed by the state government will be paid to the trainees through direct benefit transfer. Besides, establishments can give stipends more than the prescribed amount on their behalf.

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First Published: Jun 23 2023 | 11:08 PM IST

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