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Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
11-August-2015 17:53 IST
National Young Leaders Programme

 

The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Sarbananda Sonowal has said that a new Central Sector Scheme titled “National Young Leaders Programme(NYLP)” was introduced in December,2014 in pursuance of Budget announcement of Hon’ble Finance Minister in 2014-15 Budget Speech.  The programme aims at developing leadership qualities among the youth to enable them to realize their full potential and in the process, to contribute to the nation-building process.

In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today Shri Sonowal said, the objective of the Scheme is to  motivate the youth to strive for excellence in their respective fields and to bring them to the forefront of the development process. It seeks to harness the immense youth energy for national – building.

The National Young Leaders Programme has  the following  five components :

 

(i)      Neighbourhood Youth Parliament (NYP):  Neighbourhood Youth Parliament would provide a platform to the youth to articulate their views on various socio-economic development issues of concern to them. About 2.98 lakhs youth clubs under NYKS (Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan) shall start functioning as ‘neighbourhood youth parliament’. This will gradually be expanded to cover all villages. The Programme will help in developing leadership qualities among the youth and in actively involving them in the governance process. The will also be an important step in the direction of ‘good governance’.

 

ii)   Youth for Development Programme (YFDP):  The Programme aims at channelizing the immense youth energy towards the nation-building, by involving youth in Shramadaan (voluntary labour). The outcome of this Programme shall be that the young generation leads the Shramadaan with the entire community joining it. The Programme will help in developing the leadership qualities of the youth. In the process, it will also lead to conservation of environment and creation of assets for the nation.

 

iii) National Young Leaders Awards (NYLA):  The youth are doing pioneering work in all the sectors. The Programme aims at motivating the youth to strive for excellence in their respective fields by recognizing and rewarding the outstanding work done by them. Such exceptionally talented youth could serve as role models and mentors for others.

 

iv)             National Youth Advisory Council (NYAC):  The Council is proposed to be set up to seek active involvement of the young leaders as well as other stakeholders in the decision-making process on the youth related issues. NYAC shall advise the Ministries/ Departments on youth related initiatives/ issues.  The Council will give effective representation to young leaders from all States/ UTs. 

 

v)               National Youth Development Fund (NYDF):  The Fund  has been set up with the objective to mobilise funds from non-budgetary resources also for youth development. This will enable the Department to fill the gaps in the ongoing programmes as also take up innovative programmes for youth development to create young leaders.

 

The details of funds released and expenditure incurred since the inception of the scheme are given at Annexure-I.

 

         The Minister said, Neighbourhood Youth Parliament: During the year 2014-15, 4640 Neighbourhood Youth Parliaments at Block level were organized in equal number of Blocks across the country. In each programme, about 80 youth from a Block participated. Similarly, during 2015-16, 4930 Neighbourhood Youth Parliaments at Block level were organized. In each programme, about 80 youth from a Block participated      

 

Youth for Development Programme: During the year 2014-15 under this scheme, the component of IEC: Publicity and Media activities were carried out in 552 District NYKs.  

 

State wise details of various activities undertaken are given at Annexure-II.

 

 Annexure - I

                                                                                                                                           (Rs in Lakh)

SN

Name of the State/ UT

Funds released in 2014-15

Expenditure  2014-15 (Provisional & unaudited)

Funds released in 2015-16

1

Andhra Pradesh

27.40

25.47

28.53

2

Arunanchal Pradesh

13.15

12.09

14.46

3

Assam

35.51

33.46

37.86

4

Bihar

72.18

69.07

75.48

5

Chhattisgarh

19.25

19.25

20.64

6

Goa

2.96

2.96

1.57

7

Gujrat

29.45

14.70

31.61

8

Haryana

17.25

16.91

18.90

9

Himachal Pradesh

11.92

11.92

12.96

10

Jammu & Kashmir

16.06

15.34

17.28

11

Jharkhand

34.45

31.16

36.36

12

Karnataka

26.87

25.87

29.22

13

Kerala

21.54

20.29

21.31

14

Madhya Pradesh

46.71

42.88

50.88

15

Maharashtra

50.43

46.99

54.95

16

Manipur

7.29

6.53

8.16

17

Meghalaya

6.17

5.64

6.78

18

Mizoram

4.94

4.33

5.64

19

Nagaland

11.22

10.38

12.18

20

Orissa

44.19

28.41

46.80

21

Punjab

20.72

20.72

22.46

22

Rajasthan

36.10

34.93

38.80

23

Sikkim

4.45

4.15

4.80

24

Tamilnadu

50.39

40.63

52.99

25

Telangana

16.17

15.17

17.04

26

Tripura

7.45

7.15

7.80

27

Uttar Pradesh

109.51

72.81

117.15

28

Uttarakhand

14.17

7.45

15.30

29

West Bengal

39.92

17.08

41.92

 

Union Territories

 

 

 

30

A&N Island

10.41

7.89

10.94

31

Chandigarh

1.03

1.03

1.12

32

D & N Haveli

1.17

0.67

1.26

33

Daman & Diu

2.35

1.35

2.53

34

Delhi

5.16

3.08

5.94

35

Lakshdweep

1.43

1.43

1.52

36

Pondicheri

6.90

4.65

7.24

 

 

                                                                                       Annexure-II

S. No.

Name of Zone

Block Level Neighbourhood Youth Parliament

Youth for Development Programme

(IEC-Publicity & Media Campaign)

No. of Programme organized 

No. of District NYKs organized Programme

2014-15

2015-16

2014-15

1.                   

Andhra Pradesh

206

199

14

2.                   

Talengana

101

65

9

3.                   

Arunachal Pradesh

73

 

12

4.                   

Assam

236

220

24

5.                   

Bihar

534

501

38

6.                   

Chhattisgarh

132

97

16

7.                   

Delhi

13

24

9

8.                   

Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra Nagar Haveli

84

74

1

9.                   

Haryana

110

104

18

10.               

Himachal Pradesh

78

78

12

11.               

Jammu & Kashmir

103

91

14

12.               

Jharkhand

169

220

14

13.               

Karnataka

157

559

25

14.               

Kerala & Lakshadweep

149

157

16

15.               

Madhya Pradesh

266

216

48

16.               

Maharashtra & Goa

344

362

36

17.               

Manipur

43

35

10

18.               

Meghalaya

32

16

7

19.               

Mizoram

27

27

8

20.               

Nagaland

73

1

11

21.               

Odisha

202

289

19

22.               

Punjab & Chandigarh

144

142

21

23.               

Rajasthan

234

240

32

24.               

Sikkim

30

 

4

25.               

Tamil Nadu & Pondicherry

318

325

23

26.               

Tripura

30

28

4

27.               

Uttar Pradesh

479

523

71

28.               

Uttrakhand

73

75

13

29.               

West Bengal & A.N. Island

200

262

23

 

Total

4640

4930

552

 

 

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