Success of Biplab Deb one-year government: 4,37,432 youths become job-creators

Abhijit Nath

Biplab Kumar Deb, the dynamic and energetic Chief Minister of Tripura always reiterated about the decision of ‘self-employment’ and the state had reached the higher altitudes of his dream within a span of 12 months as job-seekers had become job-creators.
 
In total, 4 lakh 37 thousand 432 youths across Tripura took loan under various yojanas and schemes of central and state government in order to stand up on their own feet and show direction of earning better livelihood in the state.
 
According to the report of Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE), the percentage of unemployment has been dropped in 11 states and Tripura is marked with the first position in terms of dropping of 7.1 percent.
 
Here the question rose, why did this happen in Tripura? It is all because of the Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb. When Deb was only the state president of Tripura, it was mentioned in the Vision Document that unemployed youths will be employed. He told on the floor of state assembly with an elaborate view that employment as per his eyes is different, government jobs is not only employment.
 
The scenario had entirely changed in Tripura when Biplab Kumar Deb become the Chief Minister of Tripura as the unemployed youths understood becoming a job creator is much more worthy then of remaining as a job seeker.
 
However, the ideologies during the regime of previous Left Front government was narrow as neither the leaders had the vision nor they had the power to encourage the youths of Tripura in doing something new. The youths were only dependent of government. That is why, the number of unemployed youths kept to heightening.
 
After the forming of new government in Tripura led by Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, the first initiative taken was marketing of queen pineapple in escalating the trade and business which had helped a section of farmers who cultivated pineapple in different areas of the state, it is an instance of employment and the rate of pineapples were also hiked from previous times.
 
Moreover, direct benefit to paddy farmers were introduced through the process of MSP, as the money is directly transferred and there is no broker or middlemen in between from the central government to the farmer’s account through bank.
 
As the Chief Minister and other ministers of the new government in Tripura are reiterating that government job is not only employment serving purpose, the unemployed youths thought off, decided not to sit idle and start business with the help of central and state yojanas and projects on priority basis.
 
The state government had sanctioned large amount in the 2019-20 budget for Skill Development Mission, a total number of 1 lakh 35 thousand are targeted to be provided with skill in this financial year. The mentality of youths in Tripura had entirely changed as of now, they have the inspiration of becoming job-creators rather of remaining as job-seekers.
 
According to an official statement, the state government has compelled the nationalized banks to disburse Rs 1788.50 crore loan alone under Prime Minister MUDRA Yojana to over 4.29 lakh unemployed entrepreneurs, which was ever highest in the state so far.
 
There are as many as six entrepreneurship development programmes effectively implemented in Tripura in past one year that included Start-Up India, Stand-Up India, Prime Minister Kaushal Vikash Yojana, Prime Minister Employment Guarantee Scheme and Swavalamban.
 
Talking in terms of government employment, about 1400 jobs were offered along with TET till date and soon, the government will recruit 2014 aspirants in two Indian Reserve (IR) battalions in state. The employment rate was dropped by 7.1 percent in last one year. Moreover, free cows, poultry etc. will also be distributed and according to the state government, youths can be self-reliant by with the help of cattles.
 
A total number of 118 youths were benefited under Stand-Up India scheme where a sum of Rs 19.19 crore was disbursed. Similarly, sum of Rs 7.68 crore was released for 459 youths under Start-Up India scheme and Rs 34.17 crore for 7144 youths under Swavalamban scheme which is state government’s project.