State to provide vocational training to project-hit youth

Since it is not possible to provide jobs to all project-affected in the government sector,the state will fund education of displaced youth in private vocational training institutes to make them employable in the private sector.

Written by Express News Service | Mumbai | Updated: April 15, 2014 5:59:58 pm

Since it is not possible to provide jobs to all project-affected in the government sector,the state will fund education of displaced youth in private vocational training institutes to make them employable in the private sector.

CM Prithviraj Chavan said Friday such a proposal was in the works.

The government has not been able to fulfil the obligation of providing jobs to all project-affected due to their sheer numbers.

Chavan said a recent amendment to Maharashtra Project Affected Persons Rehabilitation Act,1999,had been passed by both Houses of the legislature. The amendment seeks to make women beneficiaries of compensation by adding “or sister” after the words “every brother” and “daughter or daughters of each deceased brother” after “sons or sons of any deceased brother”.

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