Friday, June 14, 2024

State would require workers for investments that come to Nagaland: Metsubo Jamir

Metsubu Jamir

DIMAPUR, SEPTEMBER 27: A ‘CXO Meet cum Job Mela’ is underway here at Hotel Saramati, Dimapur, in which around 300 candidates, trained under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY), and a number of employers across sectors and the country are participating.
On Tuesday, speaking as guest speaker during the first ever DDU-GKY employers meet (CXO Meet), Minister for Rural Development, Metsubo Jamir said that for any investment that comes to Nagaland, the State would require workers and expressed hope that the DDU-GKY trained candidates would fulfill such demands.
He stated while Nagaland has the needed resources, very intelligent and employable people, there aren’t factories, people rely on Government jobs and blames these on unfavourable situations. He, however, added that situations now are setline down and getting better.
He mentioned that a human, to survive, needs to be employed, and requested the people to imbibe dignity of labour. He also appealed to employers on the occasion not to let language be a barrier in participants’ employment and expressed that the participants coming down here gives an assurance to employment-seeking youths that they are not different from others ~ a perception that people from the region continue to have.
Delivering a message on behalf of the MoRD, North-East Regional representative Tenzing Choesang said that among the States in the region, Nagaland is doing great under the programme and it has been one of the few to onboard local organisations as implementing agencies. She cited that this leads to knowledge creations within the State, employment, and revenue generation.
She, however, stressed on the need for more training centres in various districts of the State, mentioning that most of such centres presently are at Dimapur. She also sought the State Government’s attention to set up migration support centres across different States and cities to provide support to the people migrating from Nagaland in search of employment there.
Earlier, delivering the keynote address, Commissioner and Secretary, Department of Rural Development, Neposo Theluo has said that in Nagaland, the Nagaland State Rural Livelihoods Mission (NSRLM) rolled out DDU-GKY only during FY 2018-2019 and actual training of candidates started during FY 2019-2020. However, the COIVD-19 lockdown had an adverse impact on implementation of the programme as training centres were forced to shut down and even the trained and placed candidates lost jobs ~ some temporarily and some others permanently.
“During the 3 years, we have trained 4510 rural youths in different trades ranging from construction to tailoring and food and beverage service to solar panel installation. Of these 2082 youths have joined the industry workforce and continued to work for at least 3 months with few candidates having continued to work even during COVID-19 pandemic”, she said (sic).
She also expressed her happiness during her address on the placement of two trainees as Food and Beverage Associates at Anandara Resort & Spa, Al Jabal, Oman. She called these “breakthroughs” as far as DDU-GKY Nagaland is concerned.
Employers representing different companies during the event also shared their views and suggestions and Jamir released a book titled 75 Success Stories of Naga Rural Youths through DDU-GKY.
Later, with the objective of giving the employers a glimpse of rural Nagaland, they were taken to Molvom.
(Page News Service)