From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :
Prelims level : ‘Rozgar Setu’ Scheme
Mains level : Various employment measures
The Madhya Pradesh has announced the launch of the ‘Rozgar Setu’ Scheme to help secure employment for skilled workers who have returned.
State schemes are quite often seen in the news. They are very important from the prelims perspective:
Rytha Bandu (Telangana): Cash transfer scheme of Rs 5,000/acre, per season
KALIA (Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation) Scheme (Odisha)
Mukhya Mantri Krishi Aashirwad Yojana (Jharkhand)
Krishak Bandhu Scheme (West Bengal)
‘Rozgar Setu’ Scheme
- The ‘Rozgar Setu’ scheme to provide work to the maximum number of returned skilled workers.
- After such workers requiring employment are identified, the government will contact factory and workshop owners and contractors overseeing infrastructure projects such as road and bridge construction.
- This would fulfil the manpower requirement of industries as well as provide employment to workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.