Creating jobs for locals is govt.’s priority: KTR

The State government has accorded priority to creating employment for the youth in both government and private sectors. Accordingly, Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has been encouraging investments in Telangana from within the country and abroad, said K. Taraka Rama Rao, Minister for IT and Municipal Administration.

Mr. Rama Rao, along with Home Minister Nayini Narasimha Rao, Legislative council chairman Swami Goud, council chief whip P. Sudhakar Reddy, Peddapalli MP Balka Suman, MLC Naradasu Laxman Rao, ZP chairperson Tula Uma, inaugurated the government ITI building, constructed at a cost of Rs. 7.75 crore in Mandepalli village of Thangalapalli mandal, on Monday.

Speaking on the occasion, he said the Telangana government, formed solely for the purpose of securing water, resources and jobs for the locals, was taking all measures for the transformation of the State on the irrigation front with the Kaleshwaram lift irrigation project. Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao was committed to fulfill the promise of irrigation sources to one crore acres in the new State, he maintained.

He said the government was encouraging investments in the private sector to create employment for the local people. He said the government was planning to set up agro-based industries and food processing units to provide local employment in the rural areas.

Concern over migration

Expressing concern over migration of locals to the Gulf nations in search of employment, he said the migrants were landing with meagre salaries of Rs. 15,000 to Rs. 20,000 per month in the Gulf nations and appealed to the youth to desist from migrating.

Stating that the government had set up an ITI, agriculture polytechnic college and agriculture college in the district, he said that the plans were afoot to start nursing college in the Rajanna Sircilla district.

He said that the proposed Apparel park in the Sircilla textile would provide employment to thousands of women. He also called upon the officials to introduce the powerlooms related diploma courses in the ITI college for the benefit of locals.

Home Minister Nayini Narasimha Reddy said that the government ITI in Sircilla would have 356 seats and they were planning tie-ups with various industries to provide employment to the students enrolled in the ITI college.

TSCAB chairman K. Ravinder Rao, CESS chairman Laxma Reddy, municipal chairperson S Pavani, ZPTC member Manjula Linga Reddy and others were also present.

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