Ranchi (By our correspondent): Chief Minister Raghubar Das said that removing the poverty from the state is a priority for the state government and as per the directions of Prime Minister Narendra Modi stress is being accorded for skill development as be enhancing the skill of the youth and linking them with jobs poverty can be eradicated from the state.
Chairing a review meeting over the organization of the global skill summit 2019 by the Jharkhand Skill Development Mission he said that out of 24 districts 19 have been declared aspirational and among these 6 of them are most backward. These areas are full of poverty and focus should be no such districts which could not develop much due to Naxalism and in such areas, mega training centers will be set up for providing training to the people.
He said that by the means of Skill Development by January 12 next year jobs would be provided to one lakh youth as with initial salary of 8000-10,000 lots of opportunities are present and with their experience and skill the children will be able to get more pay. He said that it is a good sign that only in the country but children from Jharkhand are going to abroad for jobs.
Mr. Das said that in non-functional buildings skill training institutions be opened where children should be provided training. He said that there was a need for trained manpower in garments and leather industries and said that the youth should be provided training as per the need and demands of the market.
He said that in providing training to youth the interest of the children should also be kept in mind and efforts should be made to provide jobs to the people who have gone outside. He said that at the state level itself a placement agency should be formed and by it means registration of those going outside be maintained.
Secretary of the Department Rajesh Sharma said that so far through skill development 34,000 youth have been provided jobs and training has been provided to more than 53,000 youth out of which many are now self-employed. He said that out of the 34,000 youth who have been provided jobs 68 pc are getting a salary between Rs 8,000- Rs 10,000 while 17 percent were getting more than that.
He said that the maximum number of employment has been generated in the textiles sector and work was on provide jobs to another 1 lakh youth by January. Mr. Sharma said that as per the requirement of the industry the youth are being provided training and 90 TSP are being opened. He said that special placement drives are being organized.