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Centre committed to creating jobs for the youth: PM Modi

The prime minister especially appreciated the efforts of the BJP-led state governments for organising job fairs at their own level for the empowerment of the youth.

Statesman News Service | New Delhi |

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Thursday, hailed the employment fairs being organised regularly in different states over the last few weeks while underlining the Centre’s commitment to providing jobs to thousands of youth in the country.

He especially appreciated the efforts of the BJP-led state governments for organising job fairs at their own level for the empowerment of the youth. ”Wherever BJP-led double engine governments are in power, they are organising such job fairs at their own level,” he added while addressing the ”Rozgar Mela” of the Goa Government via video message.

Modi had launched the concept of ”Rozgar Mela” at the Central level on the occasion of Dhanteras. This was the beginning of the campaign to provide ten lakh jobs at the level of the Central government. Since then, he has addressed the ”Rozgar Melas” of Gujarat, J&K and Maharashtra governments, and also launched a ”Karmayogi Prarambh” module for online orientation courses for all new appointees in various government departments. He distributed about 71,000 appointment letters to new recruits the day before.

The PM congratulated the youth of Goa who got their appointment letters and remarked that it was an important step by the state government in employment generation. He informed that more recruitment drives were going to take place in Goa Police and other departments in the coming months. “This will strengthen the Goa Police force and result in an enhanced security system for citizens and tourists,” he said.

He underlined that in the last eight years, the Central government has invested thousands of crores of rupees in the development of Goa. Shedding light on the soon-to-be-inaugurated airport at Mopa, built at a cost of about Rs 3000 crore, the PM said that it has become a major source of employment for thousands of people from Goa, similar to the connectivity and infrastructure projects that were going on in the state. “The vision of ‘Swayampoorna Goa’ is to improve the basic amenities in the state while also improving the infrastructure,” he remarked.

Referring to the Goa Tourism Master Plan and Policy, he said the state government has come up with a new blueprint for the development of Goa which has opened up new possibilities for investment in the tourism sector, thereby boosting employment.

Touching upon the steps being taken to give economic strength to the rural areas of Goa to increase employment in traditional farming, the PM said the farmers involved in producing paddy, fruit processing, coconut, jute, and spices were being linked to self-help groups. He underlined that these efforts were creating many opportunities for employment and self-employment in Goa.

Urging the new appointees to work for the development of Goa as well as the development of the country, He told them that “the most important 25 years of your life are going to start now.”

He also threw light on his vision of a developed India and put forth the goal of a New India of 2047. “You have the target of New India of 2047 along with the development of Goa. I am sure that all of you will continue to follow the path of your duty with full devotion and readiness,” he added.