On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu launched a new scheme called the “Mukhya Mantri Yuva Nestham” scheme that is dedicated to curb the problem of unemployment in the state.

Formally launching the ‘Mukhya Mantri – Yuva Nestham’ in Amaravati on Tuesday, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu said that the scheme is launched to overcome the problem of unemployment in the state. Under this scheme, the state government will provide an allowance of Rs 1000 per month to the unemployed youths of the state, but each recipient will be required to issue an unemployment allowance certificate. The Chief Minister gave away unemployment allowance certificates to 400 beneficiaries who had come from 13 different districts of the state in a function at Amravati.

The scheme that is brainchild of IT minister of Andhra Pradesh and also son of Naidu – Nara Lokesh was instantly effective in the entire state across all 175 assembly constituencies. On the day of launch, more than 2 lakh unemployed youths were registered on the web portal of the scheme for availing its benefits. The unemployed youths of the state will get direct cash transfer of the proposed amount in their account, keeping the poll promise made by the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) during election campaigns for 2014.

It is estimated that the scheme will benefit 12 lakh unemployed youths for which, the government will be spending a whopping Rs 1200 crore. However, Naidu clarified that the scheme was launched to support the youths in achieving their goals, provide skill development, self-employment, and apprenticeship by establishing a tie-up of various industries and unemployment dole of Rs 1000 per month; and should not be used to promote unemployment or easy money.