BMC to start welfare centres to support unemployed youth | mumbai | Hindustan Times
Today in New Delhi, India
Aug 20, 2017-Sunday
-°C
New Delhi
  • Humidity
    -
  • Wind
    -

BMC to start welfare centres to support unemployed youth

The municipal corporation plans to open welfare centres in all 24 wards to support the unemployed youth. An allocation of Rs 5 crore was made in the last year’s budget to start these welfare centres, which are expected to facilitate a link between the unemployed and the employers, in all wards.

mumbai Updated: Jan 12, 2010 01:18 IST

The municipal corporation plans to open welfare centres in all 24 wards to support the unemployed youth. An allocation of Rs 5 crore was made in the last year’s budget to start these welfare centres, which are expected to facilitate a link between the unemployed and the employers, in all wards.

The corporation also plans to provide financial assistance to those interested in started small-time businesses.

Under this plan, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will conduct an employment-mapping project to identify the current demand trend and train the underprivileged youth accordingly.

The BMC will then collaborate with private organisations to provide training, teach basic spoken English and hold personality development classes.

The municipal corporation has already got enquiries from companies willing to hire these candidates.

In 2008, the BMC conducted a study of the market which revealed that there was huge demand for customer relations’ support [for malls and big retail shops], security personnel, hospital attendants, and those skilled in IT-enabled services, women drivers and office boys.

“The youth who lost their jobs due to post-globalisation factors, like computerisation, will be assisted and trained to fit a required set-up,” said a civic official, requesting anonymity.

The proposal will be tabled before the standing committee on Wednesday.

Makeover for four gardens at Kurla

Kurla and its vicinity may get four beautified gardens. The BMC plans to develop Mukhadevi Udyan and Shivaji Udyan in Chunabhatti and two plots in Chandivli at a total cost of Rs 3 crore.

The four plots will be leveled and turned into green spaces, with seating arrangement, lighting and public amenities.

The proposal will be tabled before the standing committee on Wednesday.

Assistant Municipal Commissioner, L-Ward, NR Barde said the four gardens have been put up for development and beautification.

“We started the work last year but couldn’t complete it. The budgetary provision has been made from the Gardens department,” he added.