Odisha: BJP protests increased rate of unemployment | Bhubaneswar News timesofindia.indiatimes.com


BHUBANESWAR: BJP youth wing on Thursday staged a massive rally near the state assembly protesting against the increased rate of unemployment in Odisha. Police detained several protestors at the lower PMG and released later.
The protestors came in a procession starting from party’s state headquarters to Lower PMG. They demanded employment for the youths and properly implement the skill development programmes to make the educated youths employable.
Odisha BJP Yuva Morcha president Tankadhar Tripathy alleged that the BJD government has failed to provide jobs to the youths of the state. “Around 22.57 lakh youths have registered their names in the state’s employment exchange since 2009, but around 26,450 of them have received employment which is only one per cent. It shows the commitment of the government to solve the unemployment issue,” he added.
Tripathy said around 9.21 lakh unemployed youths are there in the state. According to the latest Periodic Labour Force Survey (2017-18), the unemployment rate stood at 7.1 per cent in Odisha against the national average of 6.1 per cent. “The skill development programme is a big mess. The government should ensure that private companies should recruit local youths in their industries, but it is not implemented properly,” he added.
Leader of the Opposition Pradipta Kumar Naik has also raised the issue in the state assembly during zero hour.
Senior BJD leader Debi Prasad Mishra said the state government is creating an enabling environment for employment of youths of the state.

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