RSS-backed group calls for local employment summits
Laghu Udyog Bharti, an organisation of small enterprises industrialists close to the RSS, has advocated organising of local employment summits instead of global investors summitsbhopal Updated: Oct 21, 2016 11:15 IST
Laghu Udyog Bharti, an organisation of small enterprises industrialists close to the RSS, has advocated organising of local employment summits (LES) instead of global investors summits (GIS).
Vice-president of Laghu Ydyog Bharti Ajay Narag said the employment scenario in the country was alarming. There were 10 lakh new unemployed people every month in the state as per a survey, he alleged.
“The need of the hour is to link investment and industries with employment generation otherwise there is a danger of this situation resulting in a state of lawlessness in the country,” said Narang.
He said the big industries enjoyed all kinds of subsidies but they provided jobs to a few local people only.
“Unfortunately, all the policies were made and laws amended to suit the requirements of the big industries. They got capital subsidy and also employment generation subsidy. Labour laws were amended in view of suggestions from big industrialists. But after having all the subsidies and facilities, they could provide employment to a few.”
Narang said the government had a two-pronged strategy in inviting investors to the state — revenue-oriented and employment-oriented.
“But if for the government, employment generation and providing employment to people were on its priority, it should not expect revenue from the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME). It is the MSME which could generate more and more employment avenues for a sizeable section of unemployed people unlike the big industries. It is the MSME which need incentives and subsidies,” he added.
First Published: Oct 21, 2016 11:15 IST