In Madhya Pradesh, the state-level ‘Rozgar Utsav’, was inaugurated on January 21, with the intention of providing jobs to one lakh people every year. Already 10 companies have given jobs to 4,000 youth, while 46,000 have got jobs via the Rozgar Portal. The State will working on establishing a Global Skill Park in Bhopal, which will train about six lakh youth initially, and later on, about 10,000 every year, and make them employable.
In 2020, about 1.45 lakh have landed jobs or become self-employed in the state, and efforts are on to ensure that maximum youth are given opportunities.
In Andhra Pradesh, a novel step has been taken to distribute essential commodities at the doorstep of beneficiaries via mobile dispensing units or MDUs. The idea is to do away with the need to visit ration shops or stand in long queues for hours to get what they need. Now, with commodities being delivered at the doorstep, the facility will also provide employment to about 10,000 people. Andhra Pradesh is one of the first states in India to launch these MDUs, about 9,262 of them, to serve about five crore people.
Meanwhile, in Telangana, plans are on to implement 10 per cent reservation for the economically weaker sections (EWS) in state institutions and jobs. Two years ago, the Centre had announced 10% reservation to EWS in government educational institutions and recruitments. Telangana has now adopted the same for its state government recruitments.