From a Correspondent
Jorhat, June 13: Assam Agriculture Minister Atul Bora on Monday said that the government would introduce some new schemes for the employment generation in the State.
He said that the State Government would introduce new employment generated schemes in the Agriculture department for the employment of educated unemployed youths in the State and his department had already prepared the plans to do the same.
Addressing media persons at Jorhat circuit house, Atul Bora said, “We have decided to take up some new schemes in our department for employment generation in the State. There are thousands of unemployed youths in the State and we are thinking about their employment in various government departments. The unemployment problem in Assam is now become a serious problem in the State and we are very much concerned about it. Our Chief Minister has also expressed his serious concern on the matter and has he ordered the ministers to take steps to sort out this problem. We have already given priority on this issue and steps will be taken up soon. Moreover, we have already made our commitment to the people of the State before the polls regarding this issue and we will try from our level best to keep it in the days to come.”
The minister also said, “In the agriculture department there are some sectors like Horticulture, Veteriry and Food processing where lots of employment-generation opportunities are available. We are also trying to provide some skill development schemes in these sectors in order to address the unemployment problem in the State.”
He added, “We have also made some plans to ensure the benefit of the farmers by some government schemes meant for them. We will introduce a strong monitoring system on government schemes so that needy people will be benefitted.”
Regarding the corrupt practices in the government departments, the minister said, “We want to have a corrupt-free State during our rule. We will punish the corrupt government officials involved in irregularities on government schemes.”
Earlier, Bora participated in a review meeting of his department in Jorhat district. The meeting was held at Jorhat Circuit House as a part of the government’s 100-day action plan. All top government officials in the district were present in the meeting. The minister ordered the officials to ensure corrupt free government machinery in the department and asked the government officials to avoid corrupt practices for the interest of the people living in the state.
In the meeting legislators from Teok, Jorhat and Dergaon Renupoma Rajkhowa, Hitendra th Goswami and Bhoben Bharali.