On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday launched Mukhyamantri Yuvanestam programme in the State, benefiting over 2.10 lakh educated unemployed youth initially.

Under the programme, the unemployed youth will get an allowance of Rs 1000 per month in addition to skill development programmes, apprenticeship and training programmes in industries and self-employment programmes.

The Chief Minister said, "We are in the interesting times of fourth industrial revolution of internet of things and artificial intelligence. Knowledge economy plays a key role in future and we are going to streamline the universities to meet the global demand."

Exhorting the youth to "dare to dream and strive to achieve", he said there would be no dearth of jobs for educated and skilled personnel in the state. He said the first priority would be given for local talent in the industries to be set up in the State.

The Chief Minister promised the youth that the State Government would fill 19,000 vacancies in Government departments in a transparent manner. Later, he released the AP youth policy document.

Ministers Nara Lokesh, Kollu Ravindra, Chief Secretary Anil Chandra Puneta, Special Chief Secretary L.V Subrahmanyam and others were present.