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PM YUVA Scheme- Eligibility, Salient Features and Significance

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PM-YUVA Scheme

  • About: PM-YUVA scheme for young writers was launched by the government under the guidelines of the New Education Policy (NEP 2020).
    • PM-YUVA scheme is expected to empower the youth of the country by creating a learning ecosystem.
    • PM-YUVA Scheme will be in tune with Hon’ble PM’s vision of Global Citizen and establish India as a Vishwa Guru.
  • Implementing Agency: The National Book Trust, India as the Implementing Agency will ensure phase-wise execution of the PM-YUVA Scheme under well-defined stages of mentorship.
  • Eligibility: Under the PM-YUVA scheme, training is provided to 75 aspiring writers below 30 years.
    • The young authors so mentored shall become proficient in writing in various genres like fiction, non-fiction, travelogues, memoirs, drama, poetry and so on.
  • Goal: The PM-YUVA Yojana envisions cultivating modern ambassadors of Indian literature as the country heads towards 75 years of independence.
    • India is ranked 3rd in the arena of book publishing, and to further boost this treasure trove of indigenous literature.
    • PM-YUVA Yojana aims to take this on the global stage.

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Selection Procedure of Young Authors in PM-YUVA

  • A total of 75 authors will be selected through an All-India Contest at MyGov.
  • The selection will be made by a committee to be constituted by NBT.
  • Last date of submission 31st July 2021.
  • The contestants will be asked to submit a manuscript of 5,000 words to judge its suitability to develop as a proper book under the Mentorship Scheme.
  • The names of selected authors will be announced on the occasion of Independence Day on 15th August 2021.
  • Based on mentorship, the selected authors will prepare manuscripts for final selection under the guidance of the nominated mentors.
  • The entries of the winners will be readied for publication by 15th December 2021.
  • The published books may be launched on 12th January 2022 on YUVA DIVAS or National Youth Day.

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Salient Features of the PM-YUVA Scheme

  • A contest was organized to select seventy-five young authors.
    • The theme of the contest was ‘National Movement of India’ with ‘Unsung Heroes’, “Role of Unknown Places in Freedom Movement’ etc. as focus areas.
  • The contestants were asked to submit a manuscript of 5000 words to judge their suitability to develop as a proper book under the mentorship scheme.
  • Proposals were invited in all twenty-two scheduled languages and English
  • The selection was made by a committee constituted by National Book Trust (NBT).
  • Mentors have been assigned to guide and develop the selected proposals into full-fledged books.
  • A consolidated scholarship of Rs. 50,000 per month for a period of six months per author is to be paid under the mentorship scheme.
  • 10% royalty to be paid by NBT on publication and sale of the books.


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Expected Outcomes of the PM-YUVA Yojana

  • PM-YUVA scheme will help not only develop a stream of writers who can write on a spectrum of subjects to promote Indian heritage, culture and knowledge.
  • PM-YUVA yojana will also provide a window for the aspiring youth to articulate themselves in their mother tongue and represent India at an international level.
  • Under the PM-YUVA Scheme, selected books are translated into different Indian languages to ensure the exchange of Indian culture and literature in order to promote `Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat’.
  • It will make sure to bring reading and authorship as a preferred profession at par with other job options, making the children of India take reading and knowledge as an integral part of their grooming up years.
  • In addition, it will bring a positive psychological push to the young minds given the impact and effect of the recent pandemic on the mental health of children.

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