The government is establishing 11 skill centres in Tarn Taran district to make youth job-ready for various vocations and reduce unemployment.
Presiding over a meeting with senior district officials to review various ongoing development projects, deputy commissioner Balwinder Singh Dhaliwal made this announcement. The construction of these centres will start soon, he said.
“These centres will enable the rural youth to make both ends meet and become independent. It will help in reducing frustration among the youth, thereby preventing drug abuse, which is prevalent in the border belt,” said Dhaliwal.
DC reviews projects
During the meeting, the deputy commissioner directed all officials from various departments to meet deadlines of their respective projects as well as to ensure quality. “All construction works should be expedited and completed by the year-end,” the DC told officials.
Dhaliwal said cards under Bhagat Puran Singh Sehat Bima Yojna, a health insurance scheme recently launched by the state government for farmers, labourers and traders, will be issued to all beneficiaries till the end of this month.
“If any beneficiary faces difficulty in getting the benefit of any welfare scheme, the employee and official found responsible will not be spared,” he said. Dhaliwal also issued directions to the officials to provide clean drinking water in remote villages.
Additional deputy commissioner (development) Ranbir Singh Mudhal, sub-divisional magistrates Amandeep Singh Bhatti, Ravinder Singh and Hardeep Singh Dhaliwal and assistant deputy commissioner Amarinder Singh Tiwana were present at the meeting.