Centre is heavily investing in infrastructure in Uttarakhand to make life easier for people living in far-flung areas, besides generating a range of job opportunities, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday.
While addressing the Uttarakhand Rozgar Mela via video message, he said highlighted the constant endeavour of the central and Uttarakhand government that every youth gets new opportunities based on their interest while getting access to the right medium to move forward.
He said that the recruitment campaign in government services is also a step taken in this direction.
The Prime Minister noted that lakhs of youth in the country have received their appointment letters from the Central Government in the last few months and expressed delight that Uttarakhand has become part of it.
He informed that such recruitment campaigns are taking place all over the country in BJP-ruled states and union territories on a large scale. “I am happy that today Uttarakhand is becoming a part of it," the Prime Minister said.
PM Modi added that 38 crore Mudra loans have been given across the country so far. About eight crore youth have become entrepreneurs for the first time.
The Prime Minister underlined that the tourism sector in Uttarakhand is expanding as a result of far-flung areas being connected by road, rail and internet and said that new tourist places are coming up on the tourism map. Due to this, the Prime Minister said, the youth of Uttarakhand are now getting the same employment opportunities near their homes instead of traveling to big cities.
The Prime Minister highlighted that the Mudra Yojana is playing a crucial role in boosting employment and self-employment opportunities in the tourism sector.
Giving examples of shops, dhabas, guest houses, and homestays, the Prime Minister highlighted the loans up to Rs 10 lakh being provided to such businesses without any guarantee.