Employment generation State’s top priority, says CM

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Employment generation State’s top priority, says CM

Wednesday, 16 September 2020 | PNS | Dehradun

Creating opportunities for job creation is the topmost priority of the state government. The Mukhyamantri Swarozgar Yojana (MSY) is a major tool for achieving this. The industry, agriculture, cooperatives, animal husbandry, tourism, forest, power and other departments should fix targets for this purpose and do the needful. Chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said this while chairing a meeting on employment generation with officials of various departments here on Tuesday.

The CM also directed heads of departments concerned to provide data on employment generated and self-employment facilitate during the past three and half years.Rawat also stressed that files in the secretariat should be processed swiftly in a time-bound manner. He also directed the formation of a quick action team in the secretariat for monitoring and swift redressal of complaints.

The CM stressed on preparation of integrated work plan for maximising employment generation opportunities under Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA). For this purpose, integrated district plan should be prepared and CAMPA governing body should meet once every two months. Utilising human resources in watershed projects, development of fruit belts and women nurseries along with protection from wild animals can provide employment opportunities for thousands of people, he said. Rawat further directed that local products and handicrafts should be encouraged in accordance with the vision of going vocal for local. Officials were also directed to display boards at district and block headquarters providing information about funds approved in various departmental schemes. This will ensure that the general public is aware about the budget approved for particular work to particular department.

The CM further directed that boards be put up to inform entrepreneurs, businessmen, tourists and general public. All important information should be displayed on such boards so that no body faces any problem, he said. Officials were also directed to prepare an action plan to encourage tourism activities in the state. Rafting and boating should also be started, he said.

Rawat further directed that effective plans should be made to maximise employment opportunities under MSME and MNREGA. For smaller schemes, the small entrepreneurs can take the benefit of MNREGA and MSME too with provision for Mudra loan and subsidy. Focus should also be laid on 50 day additional job creation under MNREGA in the rural areas, he stressed. Further, as many local youth as possible should be provided employment opportunities under the Jal Jeevan Mission. This will enable job creation while also helping in development of agriculture and horticulture.

The CM further suggested that the period of the Covid-19 pandemic should also be connected to the literacy campaign. Focus should also be laid on the ‘each one, teach one’ system. The CM stressed on the importance of collective effort to make the state cent per cent literate.

Rural Development and Migration Commission vice chairman Sharad Singh Negi, chief secretary Om Prakash, additional chief secretaries Radha Raturi, Manisha Panwar, secretaries Amit Singh Negi, Dilip Jawalkar, Radhika Jha and other officials concerned were also present in the meeting.

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