In Noida, UP labour minister promises 80 lakh jobs for state youth
The minister also assured the trader community that the UP government will provide better law and order conditions so that trade and industry can flourish.noida Updated: Jun 11, 2017 22:38 IST
The Uttar Pradesh cabinet minister for labour, employment exchanges, urban employment and poverty alleviation Swami Prasad Maurya on Sunday promised generation of 70-80 lakh jobs for the youth.
Maurya held a meeting with Noida’s labour department officials and labour union representatives in a guest house in Sector 39 around 10am on Sunday. He assured daily wagers that the UP government will ensure that the Central government’s social security schemes benefit them.
After the meeting, Maurya addressed a gathering of UP traders’ community in a banquet hall in Sector 110 located along the Noida expressway.
“As per our promise before the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls, our government will work to generate around 70-80 lakh jobs so that youth can get employment. As there are not enough government jobs to employ a large educated or uneducated population, we will focus on industrial development with an aim to create jobs,” Maurya said.
The minister said that the UP government will encourage industrialisation to create jobs in the state.
“Our government is creating a conducive environment for industrialists or entrepreneurs to easily set up industries and contribute to the economy. Our focus is on industries because it has huge a potential for creating jobs,” Maurya said.
The minister also assured the trader community that the UP government will provide better law and order conditions so that trade and industry can flourish.
Maurya is a former Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader who quit former UP chief minister Mayawati’s party before the 2017 assembly polls. During his visit, he did not speak a word about the BSP but alleged that the Samajwadi Party nurtured criminals in the state.
“Providing safety to women is our priority and our government has taken tough action against the guilty. The last government sheltered criminals but we will send criminals to jails so that proper law and order can be maintained,” said Maurya.