Imphal: Rural Development and Panchayati Raj minister Thongam Biswajit Singh on Saturday said under the DDU-JYK, 3545 candidates have received training in various trades/sector out of the sanctioned target of 10,518 by end of 2023 and 2042 have been placed in various organizations till date.
Biswajit was speaking as at the closing function of a 2-day Job Fair 2021 on the occasion of “Bharat Ki Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” at the Lawn Area, Hotel Imphal By The Classic. The fair was organised by the State Skills Mission Manipur State Rural Livelihoods Mission (MSRLM).
The minister said similar job fairs should be organized in all districts for at least two days so that trained youths from other districts who cannot attend the fair in Imphal can also get the benefit.
Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) is a part of the National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM), he said, adding that the two-day fair is being organized under the scheme.
Manipur is also one of the leading States in implementation of the scheme, he said, adding that unfortunately, due to the pandemic there were some delays in organizing and conducting similar activities as the job-fair. But, now it has been resumed, he added.
The minister appreciated the attending companies and candidates. He further appreciated the candidates, especially the girl candidates who have come out seeking jobs, and said the presence of girls in large numbers in the fair is in fact a sign of women empowerment.
Biswajit encouraged the young girls to become entrepreneurs, stating that there are several schemes like Start Up which encourage entrepreneurs.
Biswajit inspected the stalls at the fair and interacted with the staff.
Altogether 18 companies took part in the fair.