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CII to train youths for north jobs

Siliguri, Feb. 27: The Confederation of Indian Industry has said it will carry out skill development programmes for youths in north Bengal so that they can be absorbed into retail and tourism sectors which have witnessed growth in the region in recent years

The announcement was made at the annual meet of the north Bengal zonal council of the CII held at Savin Kingdom here yesterday evening.

“In the work plan of the CII for 2013-14 which was presented at yesterday’s meeting, it was decided that a skill development programme would be carried out for youths in north Bengal. The trend of economic growth in north Bengal shows that maximum employment opportunities are in the tourism and retail sectors,” Prabir Seal, who was nominated as the vice-chairman of the NB zonal council of the CII for the next fiscal, said today.

“The training will be in consonance with the trend and help youths hone their skills so that they can be easily absorbed into these sectors.”

The meeting also hosted a discussion on “Bottlenecks of the development of North Bengal and the way forward” and panellists included Siliguri MLA Rudranath Bhattacharya and city police commissioner Anand Kumar.