Shimla: Banking on youth power, CPI(M) today said that liberalization and privatization policies initiated had led to a jobless growth in Himachal as there were over 10 lakh registered educated unemployed in the state.
Demanding an extension of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme to urban areas, Tikender Panwar, CPI(M) secretariat member said that it would help to give gainful employment to many people in urban areas.
Prakash Karat, national secretary CPI (M) would address a public rally at Shimla on Monday, Tikender Panwar informed
He said that 60 percent of population in the state was under 40 years age and the government should introduce an unemployment allowance for the youth.
The party has demanded that Himachal Pradesh University be elevated as a central university and the pollution free environment is ideally suited for setting up an Information Technology hub.
Tikender demanded that mushrooming of private educational institutions needed to be curbed.
Both CPI(M) and CPI are contesting on seven seats each with both having pitted candidates for the Arki seat.