Dehradun: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Ramesh
Pokhriyal Nishank on Tuesday announced a series of sops, including
the promise of a whopping 83,700 new jobs within the next one
"The new jobs include 33,700 openings in government
sector and the remaining 50,000 in the private sector,"
Nishank said at a function, marking the completion of the
first decade of the formation of Uttarakhand.
In another significant announcement, Nishank said
education in the state would be free upto the graduation
Nishank also announced a series of sops for the BPL
families and said that they would now get wheat and rice at Rs
2 and Rs 3 per kg respectively.
These families will get 20 kg of wheat and 15 kg of rice
every month. Nearly 16 to 17 per cent of the population of the
state (about 8.4 million) would be benefited, he said.
In addition to the concession to BPL families, APL
families would also get a discount of Rs 2.60 and Rs 2.45 a kg
in the prices of wheat and rice respectively, which Nishank
said, would be lesser than what the BPL families had been
paying so far.
The government would also provide a special incentive
of Rs 10,000 for the marriage of all girls in the BPL
category, he said.
Launching a new "Ashirvad Yojna" for poor children,
Nishank said the government has tied up with major industrial
houses like Hindujas to provide technical education of
national and international standards.
Every year 1,000 children will be selected from the state
under the scheme.
Out of the 33,700 jobs promised in government sector,
12,000 would be in class III category, 4000 in police
department, another 4000 teachers, 490 instructors of various
ITIs, he said.