Govt will provide jobs to 2 lakh youths in textile sector in 2 years: Jharkhand CM

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Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das said that his government would provide employment to two lakh youths in the textile sector in the next two years.

“We are continuously working in other sectors as well with an aim to generate lakhs of employment opportunities and check migration (of workers) from the state,” Das told a function organised to observe the 40th death anniversary of Dalit community leaders Lilu Bauri, Hiru Bauri and Patal Bauri at Jaitara village under Chas block of Bokaro district.

Das said the 3rd ground breaking ceremony of Momentum Jharkhand-a Global Investors Summit (GIS) will be held in Bokaro in December, according to an official release.

The objective of the ceremony was to promote avenues for industrialisation in and around Bokaro, he said, adding that the government was committed to all-round development of the state.

“My government do not do politics of casteism, communalisam, but politics of development,” he said.

The government was working to make women self-reliant, he said, adding that in an attempt to achieve the target, the government has taken initiative to train women under the Entrepreneur Sakhi Mandal and provide them loan.

As many as 4,80,000 women from 32,000 villages of the state would benefit from the scheme, he said.

“Jharkhand is a land of warriors who had made this pious land free of exploitation and injustice,” he said, paying tributes to the martyrs.

He appealed to the people to follow the teachings of these martyrs to create a new Jharkhand and reiterated his commitment to eradicate poverty and illiteracy from the state.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been working for the development of poor, farmers and rural pockets rather than indulging in politics of casteism and communalism, he said.

Das said his government would soon discuss with the Union Coal Ministry the issue of re-opening of closed coal blocks in the state.