Under the Mukhyamantri Yuva Swarojgar Yojna, bank guarantee will be provided for loans up to Rs 25 lakh to young entrepreneurs between 18 and 25 years. The state government will also give five per cent loan subsidy under this scheme.
The Mukhyamantri Yuva Bharat Darshan Yojna, on the other hand, will sponsor youths while they visit cities across the nation and learn the use of new technologies. The chief minister spoke about these schemes while addressing the Youth Conclave held here.
In November last year, on the occasion of Chhattisgarh Rajyotsava, Singh had spoken about free tablets and laptops for students and education loans to those whose family income goes upto Rs 2 lakh a year. Both the schemes were officially launched on Friday.
The BJP chief minister handed over the laptops to 20 students and loan cheques amounting to Rs 3.5 crore to many students during the occasion.
It was learnt that the government would soon bring a bill on youth skills development in the assembly and it would stress skill-based training. A sports university would also be set up in the state, Singh said, adding that it would offer courses like sports economy, sports medicine, sports journalism, sports psychology and others.
Assembly elections are due in Chhattisgarh later this year.