Hyderabad, June 23: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N.kiran Kumar Reddy has announced that the State Government is contemplating to provide 15 lakh jobs in the next three years by upgrading the skills of the unemployed youth through special skill development programmes.
The Chief Minister participated as chief guest in the “Facebook India day” held at Madhapur, here today. Speaking on this occasion, the Chief Minister stated that welfare of the poor, Agriculture, Education, Health and Employment generation are the priority sectors of the State Government.
Quoting the captions wrote on the Pillars of the “Facebook” building—Be bold—Move fast – Be open – Focus on impact – Build Trust”, the Chief Minister said that the Government is following these quotations and focusing on people to whom the programmes are intended to reach.
The Chief Minister said that Education alone can change the lives of the people and remove social barriers and social evils. The Government is very keen on development of the Education sector. During the ‘Education Fortnight’, the Government is spending Rs.2500 crores on infrastructure to Schools and giving lot of thrust to education and health. The Government successfully brought back 38,000 school dropouts out of 1.27 lakh during this education fortnight.
The Chief Minister said that T.V, Cell Phone, Computer and Internet have changed the lives very fast. 6000 high Schools were provided with computers in the State and another 4,000 schools would be provided this year. All Government Schools will also be provided computers in a phased manner. “We have prestigious educational institutions like IIT, BITS Pilani branch, and many more institutions are coming forward to establish their branches in the State”, he added.
Reddy said that the State Government is providing Fee reimbursement and scholarships to 27 lakh students without any caste and creed barriers to the tune of Rs.3500 crores per annum. Andhra Pradesh is the only State in the country in extending this facility in a big way. The Government has spent Rs.2800 crores so far and provided Free quality medical treatment through Rajiv Arogyasri to 10 lakh poor people, he added.