Monday, January 30, 2023

Exchange of skills important for dev: Metsübo

Staff Reporter

Minister of Rural Development, Metsübo Jamir on Tuesday, said that Nagas working in other states, who come back with more skills were assets to the state. He opined that such exchange of skills was important for development.
Addressing the gathering as guest speaker at the two-day “CEO (employers meet) and Job Mela” organised by Nagaland State Rural Livelihood Mission (NSRLM) at Hotel Saramati, the RD minister stated that any investment that comes to the states will require workers.
In this regard, he expressed hope that Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) will be able to fill the manpower gap.
Metsübo lamented that although hotel and entrepreneurial activities were growing, the situation did not allow the youth to expand in these sectors.
Pointing out that the government was the only source of employment revenue as there were no factories, he however, stated that things were now changing in Nagaland expressed hope that people would get the opportunity to be employed.
Metsübo informed that during the recently held CSR conclave, over 100 companies assured to invest in Nagaland.
In this regard, he stated that since workforce would be required in any investment, the trainees under DDUGKY and various training institutes in the state will fill the gap of workforce.
RD joint secretary and NSRLM mission director, Imtimenla informed that 300 Deen Dayal Upadhaya Grameen Kaushalya (DDU-GKY) trained youth from Nagaland will be vying for job placements in 15 different companies.
She stated that despite the many challenges during the pandemic, NSRLM was able to bring on more Project Implementing Agencies (PIAs) and train 4510 rural youth in various trades.
North-East regional representative, MoRD, Dean Clyde Cooper, Learning & Development Manager-THE DEN Bengaluru, Tenzing Choesang and M.D, talent acquaintance, Anil Makwana also delivered speeches at the programme.
Earlier, a book on 75 success stories of Naga rural youth through DDU-GKY was released by the guest speaker and Project implementing Agency (PIAs) and alumni were also facilitated.

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