The Chhattisgarh government is going to create an employment mission that’ll help create 12-15 lakh job opportunities over the next 5 years. Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, is going to oversee the mission.
The state government has also named the Chief Secretary and various other senior officials as important members to help see the mission through.
Alok Shukla, chief executive officer of the mission, has been tasked with preparing and submitting an action plan for the mission within a month’s time.
The state government will seek help from institutions such as Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), International Institute of Information Technology (IIT), Indian Institute of Management (IIM) and National Institute of Technology, to create jobs for people. The aim is also to conduct skill- development programmes in rural and urban areas.
An official statement by the government said that in recent years, it has spearheaded a number of innovative programmes with the sole objective of creating new jobs in every district.
“These innovations have created a large number of permanent employment opportunities and improved people’s income and standard of living,”it said.
“Along with the initiatives of Chhattisgarh Herbals, there is an immense scope of creating new employment opportunities through effective implementation of the programmes such as Godhan Nyay Mission, Tea-Coffee Board, giving the status of agriculture to fisheries and lac production, establishment of rural industrial park, and initiatives such as Millet Mission and commercial plantation,” it added.