Looks like job seekers in Assam will soon be showered with job opportunities and opportunities to earn a livelihood. PepsiCo, the food and beverage company is investing Rs 770 crore in the state to establish a greenfield project to manufacture snacking products. This new plant in Nalbari will also create over 450 jobs, which will no doubt improve the quality of life of its farmers.
Earlier, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had announced that within a couple of months, advertisements will be posted to fill about 22,000 vacancies. This will take the total number of state government jobs created to a whopping 1.09 lakhs, overachieving the set goal of one lakh government jobs.
In the last six months, Assam managed to draw investments of over Rs 11,000 crores, which will create about 12,000 jobs in the state.
While inaugurating the process of establishing the PepsiCo plant at Nalbari, Biswa revealed that in early May eight formal agreements were signed worth over Rs 8,000 crore with the ability to create over 6,100 jobs. The Assam Cabinet had also lent its approval to the incentives for the next batch of six industrial investors who will together pump in about Rs 3,113 crores. They will also give rise to jobs for 5,100 people directly and indirectly.