The state government of Chhattisgarh is going to launch Chief Minister Employment Generation Scheme (CMEGP) for rural youth of Chhattisgarh. CMEGP will be launched on 15 August on the occasion of completion of 5000 days of Raman Singh in CM office.
Chief Minister’s Employment Generation Scheme is an state level scheme running in many states such as Karnataka, Assam, Odihsa, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana etc and Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Scheme is benefiting the people from across the country which is implementing by KVIC /KVIB /DIC.
The Chief Minister accepted the proposal of Board Chairman Krishna Kumar Rai to implement the scheme. Under CMEGP, a loan to start industrial units in village will be provided to educated unemployed youth. Village Industries Department officials informed that this scheme was started for development of handloom weavers of the State, under which financially weak weavers of rural areas are divided into groups of 20 and are provided weaving training of four months so as to make them more employable.
Chief Minister Employment Generation Programme (CMEGP) – Highlights
Fifth standard passed youth will get a loan upto Rs. 1.0 lakh for self-employment and eighth standard passed youth will get a loan upto Rs. 3 lakh. As per the information, the youth will have to invest only five per cent of investment rest of it will be invested by the local bank. The youth would have to pay only 65 per cent of the loans in easy installments, he also added.
The source informed that the government will be setting up an Apparel Design and Training Centre at Dharampura village of Bastar district. Training would be provided for setting up industrial unit so that unemployed youth can maintain and grow their business. These are few categories Testing laboratory (Including equipment), Design centre (Including equipment) , Training Centre, Trade & display centre , Conferencing and meeting facilities, Warehouse/ raw material depot , packaging unit Canteen and worker hostels and Recreation Centre in which anyone would be able to start their self-employment business.