Govt working to take state to higher level of progress: Kavlekar

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Curchorem: Deputy Chief Minister Chandrakant Kavlekar has said that the government is committed to overall development of the state, adding, the government is putting in all efforts to take the state to the next level with the cooperation of every citizen.

Speaking at one-day job fair, organised by department of factories and boilers at Borimol-Quepem, he said that “through job fair, government is providing opportunity for unemployed youth to get employment. Private sector also provides job opportunities.”

Chairperson, Quepem Municipal Council, Dayesh Naik; deputy chairperson, Chetan Haldankar; zilla panchayat members, Kushali Velip and Shanu Velip; chief inspector, department of factories and boilers, Vivek Marathe, councillors, sarpanchas and panchas of various panchayats of Quepem constituency were present.

It was the first of its kind job fair held in Quepem.  There are many practical issues due to which private companies cannot employ locals, Kavlekar stated.

In all 25 companies participated in the job fair which made 432 vacancies available, he said.

As regards the portfolios under him, Kavlekar said that agriculture department is making all efforts to set up organic university in the state. “Organic tourism will be given more scope with due cooperation from tourism department,” he said.

He further said that the department of Archives and Archaeology is working to make all the documents with the department digitised. “For the benefit of people of Sanguem, Quepem, Canacona and Dharbandora talukas, these documents will be made available at the centralised place, Quepem,” he said.

Welcoming the gathering, Vivek Marathe urged companies to consider the local youth for jobs by relaxing rules.  Companies should employ rural youth by imparting the requisite training and skills, he said.