Guwahati, Jan 20: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Health and finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma launched the state government’s flagship scheme—Redesigned Swami Vivekananda Assam Youth Empowerment (Re- SVAYEM) at Kumar Bhaskar Barman Kshetra, Amingaon in Guwahati today.
Speaking on the occasion, Sonowal said that the ambitious scheme would provide financial assistance of Rs 50 thousand each to 2 lakh skilled and talented youths of the state. The scheme would help the youths to develop entrepreneurship skills and become self-reliant, the chief Minister further said.
‘Empowering youth for a prosperous Assam. Glad to launch Re-SVAYEM scheme among the enthusiastic crowd at Amingaon, Guwahati. Named after great Swami Vivekananda, the scheme will provide financial assistance of ₹50,000 each to 2 lakh skilled & talented youths of the state,’ Sonowal tweeted.
Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma who attended the launch programme said that the scheme is an ambitious step towards empowering youth with special focus on rural economy. Himanta announced that other facilities in different sectors would also be provided to the eligible groups in future.
‘Redesigned Swami Vivekanand Youth Empowerment Yojana is an ambitious step towards empowering youth with special focus on rural economy,’ Himanta tweeted.
The Re- SVAYEM scheme which is worth Rs 1000 crore is aimed at providing working capital support to enterprising individuals and groups to undertake new activities or expanding existing enterprises, Himanta further added.
The ceremonial launch of the scheme was attended by former MP and Assam BJP in-charge Baijayant Panda, Assam ministers Siddhartha Bhattacharya, Bhabesh Kalita, Palashbari MLA Pranab Kalita, Hajo MLA Suman Haripriya and finance department officials.