Will Eradicate Unemployment by Skill Development

01 Jun 2017

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that skill development is a mission of the state government. A major campaign will be conducted to eradicate the problem of unemployment through skill development. CM Chouhan mentioned that there is a need to pay attention towards creation of employment through skill development. He said that all possible efforts will be made to build the future of youths. The revolutionary beginning of making youths skilful and giving them employment has started in the state. CM Chouhan was addressing the inaugural session of the Global Skill Development and Partnership in Employment Conference in Bhopal on June 1. The summit was organized by Madhya Pradesh Rozgar Nirman Board with the support of National Skill Development Corporation.

The chief minister called upon the youths that they need not get disappointed or desperate. There is no dearth of employment opportunities. The state government will make skilled and young human resources.

Employment-oriented training to 2.5 lakh girls every year

Discussing the preparations and schemes of skill training in the state CM Chouhan said that a Global Skill Park will be established in Bhopal at a cost of Rs 600 crore with the support of Singapore. At least one model ITI will be opened in every division. A target of employment-oriented training to 2.5 lakh girls every year has been set. Disabled will also be trained. Activities of women self-help groups will be given the shape of a movement. He said that all essential infrastructural arrangements are available in the state. The environment is conducive. There are innovative schemes like Mukhya Mantri Yuva Swarozgar Yojana, Mukhya Mantri Kaushal Unnayan, Mukhya Mantri Kaushalya Yojana is implemented. The state is progressing in every field.

Madhya Pradesh government is an easy and effective government

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy said that in the last six decades, education has not got the support of skill development. This is why skill development sector could not get the expected priority. For the first time skill development has got importance on the initiative of Prime Minister Shri Modi. He gave a budget of Rs 26 thousand crores for new skill development ministry. Now Polytechnic, ITI and short-term employment- oriented courses have been brought under skill development ministry.

Shri Rudy said that it is becoming difficult to arrange skilled manpower against the exact measure of employment in industries. Praising Madhya Pradesh, he said that with the vitality and sensitivity of Chief Minister Chouhan, Madhya Pradesh is much advanced in skill development when compared to other states. Stressing on mutual alliance on the need for industries and skills, Shri Rudy said that all states need to begin preparations in this direction. He said that there is the need for 3 crore people in the manufacturing sector. In other sectors also a large number of trained persons are needed. He said that there are 13 thousand ITI’s in the country in which 23 lakh children are being trained. Now a Class 8 pass out studying in ITI will have the recognition of Class 10 and Class 10 pass out student will have recognition as Class 12 student. New trades will also be taught in suggestions of industries.

Lauding the work done in the direction of skill development in Madhya Pradesh, Union MoS said that the state has picked up pace under the leadership of Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Madhya Pradesh government is an easy and effective government. The bureaucracy here is transparent. He called upon the industries to inform about the kind of skill needed in the sector as per experience, knowledge and needs. Both will mutually benefit from this. Youth will get employment and industries will get skilled youth power.

State Industries Minister Shri Rajendra Shukla said that there are immense possibilities of investment in Madhya Pradesh. Cement Hub and Power hub is ready and now Indore is turning into an IT hub. There is more need for skill development. He said that those seeking employment and those giving employment should come on one platform. There is no shortage of skill now. Removing unemployment is the first priority of the state.

What industrialists had to say

Western Region Head of Confederation of Indian Industries, Shri Arun Nanda said that small entrepreneurship has diminished and encouraging it is everyone’s combined responsibility. He said that industries will have to come forward to tell their needs. Praising the Chief Minister he said the transformation that has been undertaken in Madhya Pradesh in the last 8-10 years could not take place in the last 30-32 years.

ITC chief Shri Chitranjan Dar said that ITC is working in the field of Food Processing in the state. Farming of fragrant and medicinal plants has begun. Shri V. Suresh of said that very soon India will leave America far behind in use of mobile. He said that it is a myth that technology finishes employment; on the contrary, technology helps to generate employment.

Contract with Industry

Contracts were signed between CII and TRIFEC, AKVN and CIPAT, Women and Child Development Department and Madhya Pradesh Skill Development Mission, TCI and Skill Development Mission and JVM Auto and Skill Development Mission to increase employment and skill and for employment generation on the occasion.

In his welcome address Madhya Pradesh Rozgar Nirman Board Chairman, Shri Hemant Deshmukh said that employment fairs will be organized for women, disabled and tribals. Terming the summit as an innovative initiative he said that this will make skilled human resources available for industries. With the help of industries, assessment of need of skills will become easier.

In his presentation, Chief Secretary Shri B.P Singh said that Madhya Pradesh is a state of youths. He said that training capacity has increased several times. There are three specialised training centres. Discussing the ‘Rozgar ki padhai, chale ITI’ campaign he told that the Centre was fully supporting it. He gave information about Mukhya Mantri Kaushal Samvardhan Yojana, Mukhya Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana and other innovative schemes. He said that training and skill development programmes are being implemented in 19 areas.

Higher Education Minister Shri Jaibhan Singh Pawaiyya, Women and Child Development Minister Smt. Archana Chitnis, Minister of State for Technical Education Shri Deepak Joshi, Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Industries Shri Sanjay Pathak, a large number of young entrepreneurs and representatives of industries were present on the occasion.