IN A bid to ensure employment to the urban poor, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) will soon launch its ‘light house’ project in Yerawada and Aundh areas to provide adequate training and guidance to the deserving youngsters.
“The light house project is crucial as it will focus on providing livelihood to all, especially for the economically-backward residing in urban areas. It would work towards enabling youth to be self employed and provide guidance to aspirants seeking government employment,” said Anil Pawar, deputy municipal commissioner.
The PMC’s light house would act as a point for the unemployed youths to get themselves equipped with required skills for jobs or making a professional career of their choice, he said, adding the PMC would provide skill training in plumbing, electrical work and other sectors that would help the citizens to either opt for self employment or take up a job.
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“The vision is that each lighthouse will be a place of congregation for government, the privileged and the under-privileged, to work together towards the common goal of development of self, the community and the city,” he added.
Those pursuing a career in the civil services would be provided training in examinations to appear for competitive exams like MPSC and UPSC. The PMC plans to set up one light house in all the 15 ward office areas by 2017 but will cover five ward offices by June this year. “The light house would be set up in the area with large urban population that is economically backward,” Pawar said.