November 25, 2018
Unemployment down by 40 per cent, Utkarsh Bangla showing the way: Bangla CM
In reply to a question in the Assembly on November 22, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said, as per a report of the Central Government, unemployment in Bengal has gone down by around 40 per cent.
In the past seven years, 300 industrial training institutes (ITI) have been set up, she said, which has ensured skill development training for a large section of job aspirants.
Mamata Banerjee further said that the scheme, Utkarsh Bangla, which is a placement-linked skill development initiative, has been introduced as a flagship scheme for skill development. Every year, around six lakh students undertake training. Many of these youths are also self-employed, and are thus acting as employment generators.
An e-governance portal of Utkarsh Bangla has also been created. It is used for candidate registration, empanelment of training partners, etc. and it acts as a medium for various companies and organisations to search for skilled youths, as per their requirements.
Thus, the Chief Minister said, the portal assists in maintaining transparency and ensuring better accessibility in reaching out to the unemployed youth in every part of the State.
Source: Millennium Post