Provides self employment opportunities in several fields
Himachal Pradesh has high literacy rate and providing employment to all in government sector alone is not possible and therefore the government is making endeavours to provide jobs to the youth in private sector as well. The state government is persistently working to generate more avenues for youth in both government and private sectors for which policies are being formulated.
The state government has notified "Mukhya Mantri Swavlamban Yojna" to generate employment opportunities to educated youth of the State.
This scheme has been designed in such a way so as to check the migration of rural youth to cities by including manufactruing & service activities which will not only cater the needs of rual masses but will also provide opportunity for the development of the rual areas. The scheme envisages financial benefits in the form of captial subsidy @ 25 percent to 30 percent for Himachali males and females respectively apart from providing interest subsidy @ 5 percent for three years on a loan of Rs. 40 lakhs.
Giving details of the various components of the scheme, the Director of Industries Rajesh Sharma said that service sector is also open under this scheme which includes Computer Graphics & Data Processing, Equipment Rental & Leasing, Industrial R&D Labs. Industrial Testing Labs, Computerized design and drafting, Software, development, Health care testing labs at village level, Laboratories engaged in Testing of Raw Materials/Finished Products, 'Servicing Industry' Undertakings engaged in maintenance, repair, testing or servicing of all types of vehicles including Autos & machinery of any description including Electronics/Electrical equipment/instruments i.e. measuring/control instruments, television, Mobiles, Transformers, motor, watches etc.,
Apart from it servicing of agricultural farm equipment e.g. Tractor, Pump, Rig, Boring Machine etc. Weigh Bridges, Blue printing and enlargement of drawing/designs facilities, Community kitchens for supplying food to hospitals, Old age homes, Orphanages, Housing and Industries, Beauty parlour, Health and fitness facilities, Desktop Publishing, Flex printing and designing, Digital Photo labs/Photo or Video Studio with processing lab facility, all Centre using voice and data communications links, Floriculture activities, Camping Sites activities, Trekking services, Printing press-offset & letter press, Banquet Halls, Auto fabrication, Laundry & dry cleaning services, Eco tourism, Entertainment services including theatres, live bands & other cultural service, Adventure tourism, Camping equipments like tents, adventure sticks, tents etc., Rafting, Waste disposal services, X-ray clinic, Event management services, Packaging services, Cargo operators, Fashion design, Storage and warehousing services, Commercial training/skill development or coaching services, Technical testing and analysis service.
Scheme also included construction services other than residential complex, including commercial/industrial buildings or civil structures, Services by holder of intellectual property right providing intellectual property services other than copyright, Survey and exploration of mineral, Survey and map making service, Packaging service, Internet telecommunication services, Advertsing services, Services incidental to manufacturing, Building-cleaning services, Printing publishing, Courier services, Motion picture and video tape production, Sound recording, Sanitation and similar service, Hospital services, Other human health services, Travel agencies and tour operators services, Tourist guides service, Recreational, cultural and sporting services (other than audio visual services), Supporting services for internal waterway, Storage and warehouse services, Marketing Consultancy, Industrial Consultancy, typing centres, photocopying centre (Xeroxing), Industrial photography, Desk top publishing, Internet browsing/setting up of cyber cafes, Documentary films on themes like family planning, social forestry, energy conservation and commercial advertising, Teleprinter/fax services, Coloured or black and white studios equipped with processing laboratory, Nursing services, Medical services, Governance services.
Inclusion of these services will not only reduce migration of rural youth in search of jobs but will definitely make them self dependent thereby tackling the situation of unemployment in rural areas.