After formation of the new government under the leadership of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, nearly 5, 41, 259 people got employment within a span of 10 months from January to October, 2019, a government press release said.
Of this, 5,10 117 people got employment in rural areas, 20, 502 people got jobs in government sector and 10,640 people got employment in industrial sector.
State Government has launched Narva, Garva, Ghurva and Bari scheme for strengthening rural economy.
Under this scheme, self-employment and employment opportunities are being created for people of rural areas, the release said.
It said many other schemes are also being conducted to create maximum employment opportunities for as many people as possible. Nearly 2, 29, 374 women got employment under Chhattisgarh State Livelihood Mission, it added.
The state government is purchasing fabric required for government use from State Weavers Cooperative Society.
This decision of the government has provided employment to nearly 51,000 weavers.
About 32% of the population in Chhattisgarh are tribal people and their means of livelihood depend on forests.
Large number of tribal people engaged in collection of minor forest produce has got employment through tribal self-help groups, the government’s press release claimed.
To enhance income of tribal people in the state, the government is procuring minor forest produce through 3500 women groups in 821 haat bazaars. This has provided employment to nearly 42,000 women, it added.
Around 900 women groups of the state have been given the assignment of stitching uniforms for school students, providing employment to nearly nine thousand women.
About 35,000 forest dwellers have got employment in making vermi-compost in cowsheds, about 5000 villagers got employment in collection of mahul leaves, manufacturing of fabrics, jute, 'pattal and plates, and 5000 people have got employment in making tree-guard and baskets.
Under National Rural Livelihood Mission, nearly 61, 991 people have got employment in manufacturing of organic medicines, fertilizers, 22, 762 people have got employment in non-agriculture sector, the release said.
In the same way, the cowsheds constructed under Narva, Garva, Ghurva, Bari Yojana, women groups are manufacturing vermi-compost and fodder. Each cowshed has 14-15 women employed.
Nearly 27, 990 women have got employment in chowsheds, and in the same way, nearly 16,000 women have got employment under Suposhan Abhiyan of Women and Child Development Department. These women earn nearly Rs 2750 every month from these jobs.
In last 10 months, 5441 teachers, 4000 assistant teachers, 2767 lecturers in schools, 1200 assistant teachers in science lab, 410 English teachers and 1420 people have been recruited on various other posts. 3682 constables have been recruited under Police Department, the release added.
Through CGPSC, recruitment has been done on 503 posts and recruitment is process for 1972 posts. 250 Patwaris have been recruitment in Revenue and Calamity Management Department, 228 Lab Technicians have been recruited under Health Department, recruitment has been done on 177 posts of Helper grade-3 and Computer Operators in High Court and 118 Sub-Engineers (Civil) have been recruited under PWD Department.
In the industrial sector, nearly 10,640 people have got employment opportunities in last 10 months.
In last 10 months, 441 got employed under 2 units of Ultra-Mega Industries, 1520 skilled labourers and 948 unskilled labourers have been hired. In the same period, 170 people in management, 551 skilled labourers and 194 unskilled labourers have been hired for a mega industry, and 73 management people, 192 skilled labourers and 431 unskilled labourers have been hired in seven major industries established in the state, the release said.
In the same way, 274 small industries have been established, for which 570 people have been hired for management along with 1138 skilled labourers and 2146 unskilled labourers. Likewise, 248 people have been hired for management along with 493 skilled labourers and 836 unskilled labourers for 215 micro industries established in the same duration, as per the government’s communiqué.