ANDHRA PRADESH

Provide jobs for youth from remote areas, industrialists told

NELLORE, MARCH 11. The district Collector, B. Rajsekhar, has urged industrialists to ensure proper employment opportunities to the unemployed youth in the interior areas of the district.

Addressing a team of 40 industrialists at the Golden Jubilee Hall, here on Friday, he said about 10 mandals were very backward and the inhabitants were without proper employment.

Accordingly they required self-employment opportunities, besides a special plan for the overall development of the areas.

It was with this view that much emphasis was being given for distribution of land. Special care was also being taken to provide basic infrastructure facilities like drinking water and electricity, he said.

Collector's assurance

He urged the industrialists to concentrate on providing employment to the people in backward areas and assured that the administration would provide the necessary human resources for the purpose.

The General Manger, District Industries Centre, Gopal, said there was much scope for skilled and unskilled jobs in the district. The District Revenue Officer, P. Bhaskar, wanted industrialists to provide at least one job per family.

Training

The Additional SP, D.V.S.S. Murthy, informed that a Youth Employment Society had been formed, which identified 400 unemployed youth and 100 of them have been provided with training.

The selected youth would have scope to join the Border Security Force, Andhra Pradesh Special Police, besides armed forces, he said. He suggested that the industrialists could also employ the youth as security guards in their factories.

Inexperienced workers

The Chief Executive Officer, Gayathri Sugars, Koteswara Rao, informed that there was a dearth of experienced workers to take up agricultural works in the three sugar factories of the district, forcing the managements to get the required workers from Tamil Nadu.

These skills could be imparted with short-term training and each person had scope to earn up to Rs 4,000 per month, he informed. He assured employment for about nine months per year.

The vice-president, Water Base Limited, Ravi, said the aqua industry had scope for employing security guards, as it was a seasonal opportunity provider.

Sundaram of MG Brothers, Promod of Durga Dairy, C.L. Ratnam of Chinnicum Pharmaceuticals and others spoke.