SPEECH OF MANPREET SINGH BADAL ON SPORTS & YOUTH AFFAIRS

SPORTS & YOUTH AFFAIRS

Sports University
71.  Punjab has been a premier sporting state of India. We all are aware that physical
activities and sports are an integral part of Punjabi culture. These translate into benefits
of health, social cohesion, economic activity, cultural enrichment and improved quality
of life. Therefore, we propose to take following measures for the development of sports
in the state:

 Setting up of a University for Sports Promotion at Patiala;
 To identify sports’ talent for future- a collaborative activity will be organized every
year in schools;
 Sports Awards and Incentives to the beneficiaries will be disbursed annually. 

Mobile Phone to the youth:
72.  In order to encourage and incentivise youth to use digital technology in day to
day life, the Government will give free Smart Mobile Phones to the youth. This will
enable the youth, among other things, to be a beneficiary and a partner in efforts to
digitize Punjab through the Digital Punjab Initiative. I have proposed an allocation of
`10 crore this year to provide these smart mobile phones to youth.

EMPLOYMENT GENERATION AND TRAINING
73.  Our government has accorded top priority for development of Employment
Generation Infrastructure and job creation. An amount of `91 crore has been provided
for the development of Employment Generation & Training programme for the year
2017-18 against the outlay of `13.77 crore for the year 2016-17.
74.  Rozgar Atey Karobar Bureaus shall be established in all the districts to carry out
fresh surveys for preparation of Annual Employment Plans and its time bound
implementation.

SHAHEED BHAGAT SINGH ROZGAR SIRJAN YOJNA – APNI GADI APNA ROZGAR
75.  We have a large number of unemployed youth in the State. The unemployed
youth are prone to all type of risks including drug addiction, and even falling prey to
unscrupulous elements. We have made a commitment to the people of the State that
we will create 1 lac additional jobs every year. In this direction, the State Government is
going to launch Shaheed Bhagat Singh Rozgar Sirjan Yojna-Apni Gadi Apna Rozgar.
Under the scheme, a tie up with international operators like M/s Ola and M/s Uber has
already been made. It is envisaged that 3 lac jobs would be created during the next
5 years under the scheme.

SHAHEED BHAGAT SINGH ROZGAR SIRJAN YOJNA- HARA (GREEN) TRACTOR
SCHEME
76.  Under this a tractor along with other agriculture implements will be given to
25,000 youths for self-employment in agriculture services.

SHAHEED BHAGAT SINGH ROZGAR SIRJAN YOJNA-YAARI ENTERPRISES
77.  The State Government is launching another scheme namely Shaheed Bhagat
Singh Rozgar Sirjan Yojna-Yaari Enterprise to address unemployment. Under the
scheme, either the individual or the group of individuals can identify any enterprise for
which the State Government will provide all necessary assistance. The State
Government has decided to give a 3{8c6d3f6704cdb4d22004dc79684d70f0271dd82fcfbe654786cb18f09b659ded} interest subvention to the youth. The detailed
scheme is being prepared in consultation with the banks. I have made a budget
provision of ` 50 crore for the purpose during the current financial year for this scheme.
It is envisaged that the additional 1 lac jobs would be created under this scheme during
this year.

SETTING UP OF ROZGAR ATEY KAROBAR BUREAUS
78 . Our government will set up Rozgar Atey Karobar Bureaus in every district to help
the unemployed youth and underemployed to access employment, education training,
upgrading skills and other support services to succeed in the labour market and also to
match the requirements of the employers. An Employment Commission is being set up
under the Chairmanship of the Hon’ble Chief Minister to review and monitor the
employment generation schemes in the State. The District Bureaus will be run in a
professional manner and will have support cells facilitating on line registration,
development of entrepreneurs and overseas employment. I have kept a budget
provision of `10 crore in 2017-18 to initiate this scheme.

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