Major investment in infra to create employment in Uttarakhand: PM Modi at job fair

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that his government is investing heavily in infrastructure in Uttarakhand to make life easier for people living in remote areas, besides creating job opportunities.

Prime Minister Modi made these remarks on Monday during the virtual inauguration of the ‘Employment Fair’ for Uttarakhand.

“Whether it is labor for construction, engineering, or raw material businesses and small traders, job opportunities are on the rise. PM Modi said that due to increase in demand in the transport sector (in Uttarakhand), youth are getting new employment opportunities.

On the migration of people from Uttarakhand to urban centres, he said that improving digital and road connectivity in the hill state would provide them job opportunities in their locality including the domestic tourism sector.

“We have to change the old thinking that ‘mountain water and mountain youth’ does not benefit the local people living in the mountains. We have to change this,” he said. To provide better employment opportunities to the youth to go back to their villages.

Prime Minister Modi launched the first phase of the ‘Rozgar Mela’ on October 22 last year, where appointment letters were handed over to over 75,000 fresh recruits.

It launched a campaign to provide 10 lakh government jobs. Since then, PM Modi has addressed similar job fairs in several states including Gujarat, Jammu and Kashmir and Maharashtra.

The recruitments are done by Central Ministries and Departments, recruitment agencies like UPSC, SSC and Railway Recruitment Board.