Madhya Pradesh to reserve 70% jobs in industry units for state's youth
Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath on Thursday said his government will bring a law to reserve 70 per cent jobs in industrial units for people of the state.
Addressing a gathering at the state's main Independence Day event in Bhopal, he stressed the need to generate employment for the youth by attracting investments.
The state has got investments worth Rs 6,158 crore in the last seven months, he said, adding that the government plans to set up industrial areas in every district. 'We are going to enact a law to reserve 70 per cent jobs for people of Madhya Pradesh in the state's industrial units,' Nath said.
Noting that the state was facing a 'big challenge' of generating jobs for young people, Nath said his government was committed towards skill development of the youth and providing them respectable employment. 'The MP government is of the view that without industrial investment, employment avenues can't be generated,' he said, adding that some renowned industrialists were being invited to the central state. 'We very well know that investment needs to be attracted. Investments will only come when industrialists have faith in the government and get full support,' he said.
To attract investment, a three-day programme, called Magnificent Madhya Pradesh, will be organised from October 18 in Indore, he informed. 'Successful businessmen from MP would be made brand ambassadors (of the state),' he said, adding that an Industrial Advisory Council will also be formed.
He also said that for the first time, the state government was working on setting up 1,000 sheds to provide shelter to stray cows.