Mukhya Mantri Saur Swarojgar Yojana – Uttarakhand

To provide assistance, subsidies to the unemployed youth under the scheme to encourage self-employment

On October 8, 2020, Uttarakhand government came up with Mukhya Mantri Saur Swarojgar Yojana linked with Mukhya Mantri Swarojgar Yojana (MMSY) for the unemployed people of the state who returned back due to Covid-19 situations all over. CMO Uttarakhand, Mr. Trivendra Singh Rawat launched the scheme in the state. The main aim of this scheme is to provide employment and self-employment opportunities to the rural youth across the state. It will also promote the production of green energy.

Overview:

Scheme Name:Mukhya Mantri Saur Swarojgar Yojana
Launched Under:Uttarakhand Government
Launched By:CMO Uttarakhand, Mr. Trivendra Singh Rawat
Launch Date:October 8, 2020
Main Objective:To provide self-employment opportunities
Beneficiaries:Unemployed labourers across the state
Benefit:Financial assistance in the form of subsidies

Scheme Objectives and Benefits:

  • Under the scheme small solar projects of 25 kilowatt are planned to be set up for electricity generation and for providing self-employment opportunities to the rural youth
  • The main objective of the scheme is to provide assistance, subsidies to the unemployed youth under the scheme to encourage self-employment
  • It aims at providing opportunities in rural as well as urban areas
  • It also aims to prevent migration to different places or states in search of jobs in the long run
  • This scheme will increase the self-employment base in the economy
  • Government will provide subsidies to the solar units as well as the electricity generated thereby will also be purchased by the state government
  • Application process is very easy and similar to that for swarojgar yojana

Key Points:

  • Mukhya Mantri Saur Swarojgar Yojana mainly aims at setting up independent small solar plants/projects
  • This will encourage self-employment opportunities as well as employment opportunities
  • Under the scheme, plants with around 25 kw will be set up
  • Around 1.5-2 nails of land and Rs. 10 lakhs at the rate of Rs. 40,000 per unit will be required to set up each of these plants
  • It will generate 38,000 units of electricity per annum
  • This will be bought by Uttarakhand Power Corporation Ltd. For 25 years
  • Around 10,000 rural youth will be employed with this scheme
  • Co-operative banks will grant loans at an interest of 8% per year for 15 years to set up solar plants on private land or land taken on lease.
  • Around 70-80K can be earned with these projects annually
  • State’s Power Secretary, Radhika Jha announced the details of the scheme
  • Taking the current pandemic situations into consideration, the state is providing such opportunities for promoting self-employment base in the state.

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