AP govt signs MoU for youth employment

Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Municipal Administration and Urban Development department today entered into an MoU with 9 training-cum-placement organisations to train and provide employment to one lakh youth by the year end as part of `Rajiv Yuva Kiranalu Programme`.

The organisations with whom the MoU was signed are SETWIN (a Government of Andhra Pradesh Society), APITCO (a consultancy for small and medium enterprises), Tally Solutions, Dhatri Foundation, Society for Human Awareness and Rural Development, Ramananda Rural and Urban Development Society, APEC, Andhra Mahila Sabha and Apparel Training and Design Centre (ATDC).

Minister for Municipal Administration and Urban Development department M Maheedhar Reddy said that the Mission for Elimination of Poverty in Municipal Areas (MEPMA) is the nodal agency for providing employment to unemployed youth living in urban slums under the `Rajiv Yuva Kiranalu programme`.

"Out of total target of 15 lakh youth, 4 lakh youth will be provided employment by MEPMA by the end of 2014-15. So far MEPMA has trained 1.40 lakh youth and placed another 1.05 lakh under training," Reddy said.

Municipal Administration and Urban Development department Principal Secretary B Sam Bob, Secretary Dr Vijay Kumar, Vice Chairman of Rajiv Yuva Kiranalu K C Reddy and others were present on the occasion.