As part of Gujarat Government policy to create job opportunities for youth in remote areas, Chief Minister Shri Vijay Rupani today inaugurated a Vocational Training Centre built at a cost of Rs.22-crore in collaboration with Atul Private Limited on PPP basis at Ozarpada in Dharampur taluka
CM Shri Rupani handed over the admission letters to the students and chatted with them for a while enquiring about their future aspirations.
Speaking on the occasion, he said the number of Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) in the state has increased from 125 to 800. They are a big source of providing jobs to the youth. Gujarat is a best destination for global investors. India has the world’s largest young population. The effort is towards making Gujarat ‘job-giver’ rather than ‘job-seekers’ for the youth.
CM Shri Rupani said the government’s policy is to develop remote areas and backward regions. The government is building medical colleges in tribal areas, even as the number of seats in medical colleges has increased from 3,500 to 5,000.
Referring to drinking water problem in the hilly tribal regions, CM Shri Rupani said the government aimed at providing urban facilities in tribal facilities, to make the state free from hand pumps in five years. He said the Rs.500-crore Dharampur-Kaprada Water Supply Scheme would be completed soon.
Those present on the occasion included Minister of State for Tribal Welfare Shri Shabdasharan Tadvi, MD of Atul Pvt. Ltd. Shri Sunil Lalbhai, Tribal Department Secretary Shri R. C. Meena, District Panchayat President Shri Jitendrabhai Tandel, MP Shri K. C. Patel, MLAs Shri Bharatbhai Patel, Shri Ramanbhai Patkar, Prohibition Director Shri B. K. Kumar, Collector Remya Mohan, DDO Shri Gaurang Makwana, DSP Shri Sunil Joshi, ex-MP Shri Kanjibhai Patel, Gandhian Vimlaben Lalbhai, among others.
Source: Information Department, Gujarat