Maharashtra leads in creation of new jobs: CM

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 05 Jan 2019 10:52:15


Staff Reporter,

“Whenever economy expands manpower having specialised skill sets are required and fortunately Maharashtra Government already invested in training and hence from three lakh youths about 60 per cent found employability,” stated Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday.

Fadnavis said, “Figures released by EPFO proves that during last four years Maharashtra led in creation of new jobs as from 80 lakh new accounts opened in service sector 25 per cent of them were in the State.” He was speaking after inauguration of three-day event of Fortune India’s Youth Empowerment Summit at Dr Vasantrao Deshpande Hall. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari presided over. Maharashtra Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar and Chandrashekhar Bawankule, Mayor Nanda Jichkar, Narendra Patil, Chairman, Annasaheb Patil Arthik Vikas Mahamandal, all BJP legislators from city, and others were also present. The event, organised by Anil Sole, MLC, is fifth edition.

Chief Minister further claimed that BJP Government has created a new eco system in Vidarbha that are now bearing fruits as job opportunities are coming up with proposed development of foodparks, aerospace and defence industries. Fortunately, these industries would not face shortage of trained manpower as Maharashtra Government already trained its youths in newer courses. More than that now more self-employment opportunities exist in Indian economy that is now one of the fastest growing in the world.

Earlier, Nitin Gadkari desired that Chief Minister should take the call on finalisation of tender for development of airport to international standards by January 26 as all other aspects of development has been taken care of in the region. He reiterated upon Maharashtra Government to formulate forest based economic policy to give a fillip to development of newer products from farmers produce.

He further admitted that an Economic Policy has to revolve around creation of jobs. But for that the ground work needs to be in place like trained manpower should be available as then only industry can be attracted and it should not be other way round. Similarly, our efforts now needs to be directed at creating jobs to provide employment to youths and move away from old concepts of socialism, communism and capitalism.

Speaking at the programme, Sudhir Mungantiwar, Maharashtra's Finance and Planning and Forest Minister, said problems that has accumulated over 70 years can not be solved within four years. Still we are redoubling our pace to deliver on promises and have allocated money to State's Corporation.

At the outset, Anil Sole outlined the three-day event and emphasises that contrary to perception companies have responded positively to recruit youth from region. The youth are also getting good pay packages. Nearly 550 placements were done so far, he added.

On the occasion, beneficiaries of Mudra Loan and other Government schemes were given cheques.