Two lakh job-seeking youths migrating from Vidarbha every year: Aney

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 11 Mar 2017 10:43:36

Staff Reporter,

Sounding warning of unemployment in the Vidarbha, Former Maharashtra Advocate General (AG) Shrihari Aney on Friday claimed that more than two lakh youngsters migrating to other parts of Maharashtra and country.

“Nagpur has become city of senior citizens as the youngsters are not getting jobs here as per their expectations,” stated Aney while delivering lecture in one day interdisciplinary national conference at Vasantrao Naik Government Institute of Arts and Social Sciences (VNGIASS). He also added that running a metro train in a city would not resolve the issues of Vidrabha region.

Aney, during the lecture, tabled his findings of reasons behind backwardness of Vidarbha region and stated that farmers suicides, backwardness of tribals, migrations of youths due to unemployment are still the main concerns for the region. “Our farmers are ending lives, tribals are dying due to malnutrition and young crowd migrating to other parts of state for jobs.

Maharashtra government had not done anything for Vidarbha in last 60 years, hence, the problems are surfacing across the region. The problem will persist for long time and it would be address only after independent statehood. Separate state would help to our economic and agricultural problems because funds would be channeled in the right directions,” he said.

Aney also quoted Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar’s thesis in which he favoured formation of four small state instead large state of Maharashtra comprising their own socio-economic problems. “Babasaheb was against the creation of linguistic state,” said Aney. “Now, time has come to introspect. Vidarbha’s share was snatched by the Maharashtra leaders, hence, our region remained backward. Compare progress of district headquarters of Vidarbha and rest of the Maharashtra. The difference is visible and this is only because of Vidarbha is not getting its share in the Maharashtra,” Aney claimed in aggressive tone.

Aney further lamented that academicians of the Vidarbha have not done any research on the Vidrabha region and its
history. “Academic society should start researching Vidarbha in all aspects,” he said. Director of VNGIASS Dr Sunetra Maharaj Patil and renowned thinker Raghu Thakur were also present on the dais.