Published on: August 9, 2022

Karnataka Youth Policy

Karnataka Youth Policy

Why in news?

R Balasubramaniam, chairman of the State Committee on Youth Policy, submitted a draft of the Karnataka Youth Policy (KYP) 2022, to Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai.


  • The policy would be placed before a State Cabinet meeting for its approval. It has 10 focus areas.
  • The focus areas of the policy include education and training, employment and entrepreneurship, health and well-being, sports and fitness, arts and culture, value-based leadership development, restructuring the department, yuva budget, youth advisory group, and three C’s approach — fostering coordination, cooperation, and collaboration — to ensure convergence; and establishing a state-level convergence committee for youth empowerment.

Inclusive policy

  • The policy envisages for all round development of youth and empower them to bring about constructive societal change. It also focuses on building human and social capital in a sustainable manner. “Sustainable development is the guiding principle of the KYP 2022,” the draft policy said.
  • This will make the policy implicitly inclusive and ensure that social, economic and environmental realities guide its implementation.
  • In alignment with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the KYP, 2022 will be operational for a period of eight years until 2030.
  • The policy focused on new challenges such as technological progress and humanitarian crises like COVID and the need to rethink the state’s approach to youth development.