Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal Khattar launched “Sahyog Club” to which students of engineering and polytechnic colleges of the state would be registered as its members and entrusted the task of  development and cleanliness of village ponds. While addressing the entrepreneurs of the state at the inauguration t of I–Tech (Industry Technical Excellence Changing Haryana) organized at Government Polytechnic, Manesar in district Gurugram, he said that the students would visit the ponds and  assist the concerned Ponds Development Authority in the state.

He urged  the entrepreneurs to train the youth of the state as per their industrial’ requirement so that they could avail of maximum employment opportunities. He assured that the government would facilitate  in  creation of more employment opportunities for the youth and would make every effort to  bridge  the gap  in providing skilled  youth to the industry.

The state government has initiated various schemes to enhance their skills such as “Saksham Rozgar Yojna” under which every unemployed youth are given 100 hours of work for three years, and honorarium of Rs 9,000 and Rs 7,500 is being given to them as per their qualifications. He said that till now, 35,000 to 40,000 youths have benefitted from this scheme.

He said that the government accepts that there are around 4 to 5 lakh unemployed youth in the state and providing jobs to them is the biggest challenge. About 2 lakh youth are unemployed every year in the state but government jobs are only available to 20,000 people. Therefore, there is dire need to develop the skills of these youth. He said that the state government has recently advertised 54,000 government jobs. Apart from this, the process of inviting applications for 38,000 grade-D jobs is also in progress.On this occasion Additional Chief Secretary, Technical Education, Jyoti Arora, acclaimed the response received from the industry regarding their offer to collaborate with Technical Education System in Haryana.

A Mega Job Fair was organized in Polytechnic College, Manesar, the largest job fair in the state. 2,000 children participated and 60 companies have provided employment to 1,000 children in this fair. She also briefed about the establishment of Excellence Centers, linking the students  of Civil Engineering with the Mega Pond Development Scheme, establishment of Sahyog Club, the establishment of Skills Development University. Giving information to the Chief Minister and others, she said that Manesar Industrial Welfare Association has agreed to give employment to students of Manesar Polytechnic College after giving 18 months of training.

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