Mohali (Punjab), (Samajweekly) Vowing not to rest till he had put the state’s economy back on the track of growth, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday announced a slew of welfare measures for the people, including facilitation of another 6 lakh jobs for the youth over the next two years, of which one lakh will be in the government sector.
In his Independence Day address here, the Chief Minister announced that 50,000 government jobs will be provided to the youth in FY2021 and another 50,000 in FY2022.
He also announced a virtual mega job mela next month with the target of placement of 50,000 youth in the private sector.
He pointed out that his government had already helped 13.60 lakh youth get gainful employment and self-employment under its flagship the ‘Ghar Ghar Rozgar’ scheme.
While reiterating his government’s commitment to incentives for the industry to attract more investment to the state, he said Rs 63,000 crore investment had already been realised on the ground with potential of 2 lakh jobs.
Over the next few months, his government will also give debt relief to the tune of Rs 520 crore to landless farmers and workers, said the Chief Minister, pointing out Rs 4,700 crore had already been disbursed to 5.62 lakh farmers under the debt waiver scheme of the government...