Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that skill development is a mission of the state government. A major campaign will be conducted to eradicate problem of unemployment by skill development. Chouhan further mentioned that there is a need to pay attention towards creation of employment through skill development. He said that all possible efforts will be made to build the future of youths. The revolutionary beginning of making youths skillful and giving them employment has started in the state. Chouhan was today addressing the inaugural session of the Global Skill Development and Partnership in Employment Conference. The summit was organized by Madhya Pradesh Rozgar Nirman Board with the support of National Skill Development Corporation.
Chouhan called upon the youths that they need not get disappointed or desperate. There is no dearth of employment opportunities. He called upon industries that they should assess the need for skills in industries. State government will made skilled and young human resources.
Employment-oriented training to 2.5 lakh girls every year
Discussing the preparations and schemes of skill training in the state CM Chouhan said that a Global Skill Park will be established in Bhopal at a cost of Rs 600 crore with the support of Singapore. At least one model ITI will be opened in every division. A target of employment-oriented training to 2.5 lakh girls every year has been set. Disabled will also be trained. Activities of women self-help groups will be given the shape of a movement. He said that all essential infrastructural arrangements are available in the state. The environment is conducive. There are innovative schemes like Mukhya Mantri Yuva Swarozgar Yojana, Mukhya Mantri Kaushal Unnayan, Mukhya Mantri Kaushalya Yojana is implemented. The state is moving ahead in every field.
Madhya Pradesh government is an easy and effective government
Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajiv Pratap Rudy said that in the last six decades, education has not got the support of skill development. This is why skill development sector could not get the expected priority. For the first time skill development has got importance on the initiative of Prime Minister Modi. He gave a budget of Rs 26 thousand crore for new skill development ministry. Now Polytechnic, ITI and short term employment- oriented courses have been brought under skill development ministry.
Rudy said that it is becoming difficult to arrange skilled manpower against the exact measure of employment in industries. Praising Madhya Pradesh he said that with the vitality and sensitivity of Chief Minister Chouhan Madhya Pradesh is far ahead from the other states in skill development. Stressing on mutual alliance on the need for industries and skills Rudy said that all states need to begin preparations in this direction. He said that there is need for 3 crore people in manufacturing sector. In other sectors also a large number of trained persons are needed. He told that there are 13 thousand ITI’s in the country in which 23 lakh children are being trained. Now a Class 8 pass out student studying ITI will have the recognition of Class 10 and Class 10 pass out student will have recognition as Class 12 student. New trades will also be taught in suggestions of industries.
Lauding the work done in the direction of skill development in Madhya Pradesh, Union MoS said that the state has picked up pace under the leadership of Chouhan. Madhya Pradesh government is an easy and effective government. The bureaucracy here is fully answerable. He called upon the industries to tell what kind of skill is needed in their industries as per their experience, knowledge and needs. Both will mutually benefit from this. Youth will get employment and industries will get skilled youth power.
State Industries Minister Rajendra Shukla said that there are immense possibilities of investment in Madhya Pradesh. Cement hub and Power hub is ready and now Indore is turning into an IT hub. There is more need for skill development. He said that those seeking employment and those giving employment should come on one platform. There is no shortage of skill now. Removing the blot of unemployment is the first priority of state.
Industrialists said this
Western Region Head of Confederation of Indian Industries Arun Nanda said that small entrepreneurship has diminished and to encourage it is everyone’s combined responsibility. He said that industries will have to come forward to tell their needs. Praising the Chief Minister he said the transformation that has taken place in Madhya Pradesh in the last 8-10 years could not take place in the last 30-32 years.
ITC chief Chitranjan Dar said that ITC is working in the field of Food Processing in the state. Farming of fragrant and medicinal plants has begun. V. Suresh of Naukri.com said that very soon India will leave America far behind in use of mobile. He said that it is a myth that technology finishes employment, on the contrary technology helps to generate employment.
Contract with Industry
Contracts were signed between CII and TRIFEC, AKVN and CIPAT, Women and Child Development Department and Madhya Pradesh Skill Development Mission, TCI and Skill Development Mission and JVM Auto and Skill Development Mission to increase employment and skill and for employment generation on the occasion.
In his welcome address Madhya Pradesh Rozgar Nirman Board Chairman Hemant Deshmukh said that employment fairs will be organize for women, disabled and tribals. Terming the summit as an innovative initiative he said that this will make skilled human resources available for industries. With the help of industries, assessment of need of skills will become easier.
In his presentation Chief Secretary B.P Singh said that Madhya Pradesh is a state of youths. He said that training capacity has increased several times. There are three specialized training centres. Discussing the “Rozgar ki padhai, chalen ITI” campaign he told that the Centre was fully supporting it. He gave information about Mukhya Mantri Kaushal Samvardhan Yojana, Mukhya Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana and other innovative schemes. He said that training and skill development programmes are being implemented in 19 areas.
Higher Education Minister Jaibhan Singh Pawaiyya, Women and Child Development Minister Smt. Archana Chitnis, Minister of State for Technical Education Deepak Joshi, Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Industries Sanjay Pathak, large number of young entrepreneurs and representatives of industries were present on the occasion.