PANAJI: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said that as a part of an MoU with the Tata group, five ITIs would be upgraded in days to come.
“As a part of an MoU with the Tata group, five ITIs would be upgraded in days to come. The recently introduced apprenticeship scheme has provided opportunities to youth to work in the government and private sectors,’ said Sawant
He further said that once the work culture is developed in these youth, private companies may continue retaining them, addressing the problem of unemployment, he said.
The CM also said the Goa government has regularised the services of Home Guards in the police force.
“We have given relaxation (in age rule) to 65 Home Guards and recruited them in the police force,” he added.
The chief minister further said initiatives like the Goa Industrial Policy 2023, Information Technology Policy, Start Up policy and Tourism Policy will attract green industries to the state.
The commencement of operations at the Mopa international airport will further help hospitality industries to invest in Goa, he said.
He said some anti-social elements want to create communal hatred in the state.
“These elements want to create problems by raising issues which are related to other states,” the CM said without elaborating.
“We will not allow communal hatred to surface in the state. People of all religions have been staying together in harmony in Goa since 1961. We will continue doing the same,” he said.
Sawant appealed to the people to take a pledge to ensure communal harmony is not disturbed due to the anti-social elements.