Lucknow: Emphasizing on skill development as key to employment generation, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday said that the Uttar Pradesh government would invest Rs 4,200 crore in the next three years to provide training to 24 lakh youths.
Addressing a gathering at the launch of 'Kaushal Vikas Mission' at his official residence here, Akhilesh said, "Providing opportunity to youths and make them a partner in the development of the state is among the top priorities of the state government."
"In the coming three years, 24 lakh youths would be trained spending Rs 4,200 crore. For this new industrial training institutes would be set up, capacity of the existing ones would be enhanced besides taking help of the private parties," the CM said.
He further added that his party had made special efforts in the area of employment generation and large number of technically equipped people have got jobs...Jobs would be available only when there is an arrangement for good training," he said.
He laid the foundation stone of 34 buildings of government industrial training institutes to be built at the cost of Rs 166 crore.