Ranchi: Jharkhand Government has chalked out a plan to launch fish-selling stalls to provide employment to its unemployed youth in the state.

According to reports, the state government along with the private organizations will soon launch its scheme to help out unemployed people.

The proposed scheme worth Rs 50 lakh is set to start from coming April by the Fisheries Department. In the beginning, the government will first cover prominent cities where 25 ‘Jharkhand Fresh Fish stall’ would be installed. A flexible feature of the scheme is ‘Mobile Fresh Fish Stall’. The responsibility of these stalls would also be assigned to the concerned person who will get a help of Rs 25,000 to run it.

The government has also planned to provide dresses to five thousands retail fish sellers. In this partnership venture, an unemployed person would receive a financial support of Rs one lakh.

To bring this ambitious plan wholly on ground, a provision of Rs 134 lakh has been earmarked for next financial year.
To enroll unemployed people under the programme, a committee headed by Deputy Commissioner in the district would be formed.

The districts where fish stalls have been proposed are; Ranchi-6, Gumla-1, Jamshedpur-4, Ramgarh-1, Hazaribag-3, Kodarma-1, Giridih-1, Bokaro-3, and two each in Dhanbad and Dumka.

JPN/Bureau