Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh Government will disburse unemployment allowance of Rs 1,000 per month to the beneficiary youths from Sunday.

Launching the scheme, announced in SP's election manifesto, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will give away cheques to unemployed youths, an official said.

Under the scheme, high school passed unemployed in the age group of 25 years to 40 years, whose family income is less than Rs 36,000 per annum, would get an allowance of Rs 1,000 per month.

Initially, cheques would be given to 10,500 applicants from seven districts of Lucknow, Unnao, Hardoi, Sitapur, Lakhimpur, Rae Bareli and Kanpur and after this it would be directly transferred in the bank accounts of the beneficiaries on quarterly basis, director training and employment Anil Kumar said here.

The applicants had to register themselves with the employment exchange by August 31.

So far around five lakh applications have been received which were being examined, he said.


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