Holds meeting with representatives of industrialists
Dawn Punjab Bureau / Chandigarh : Punjab Youth Development Board (PYDB), Punjab, Chairman Sukhwinder Singh Bindra informed that Ludhiana industry has assured more than 20,000 jobs to youth in coming few months. He also lauded the contribution of industry for always supporting Punjab Government’s flagship “Ghar Ghar Rozgar Mission”.
The PYDB Chairman held a meeting with several representatives of Ludhiana industry at the Chamber of Industrial & Commercial Undertakings (CICU) Complex at Ludhiana. This meeting was attended by all office bearers of CICU namely President Upkar Singh Ahuja, General Secretary Pankaj Sharma along with representatives of associations related to Knitwear, Shawl, blanket, plywood, dyeing, processing, furnace etc industrial units.
While addressing the industrialists, Mr. Bindra said that it was due to Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh’s vision and efforts that industry did not shut its operations for not even a single day during lockdown. He said that ever since the Captain Amarinder Singh led government was formed in Punjab, special emphasis has been given to industry, be it single window Invest Punjab, providing electricity at Rs. 5 per unit, to name a few.
Chairman also assured the industrialists that this atmosphere would continue in the days to come as well. He said that Punjab is only state that has always provided congenial atmosphere for industry and that is why several units, that had already closed down earlier, restarted their operations during the tenure of Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh. He said that the units not just started their operations, but even increased their capacities because electricity is being provided at Rs 5 per unit.
Chairman Bindra also urged the industrialists to provide maximum employment to the local youth, to which the industrialists assured that more than 20,000 local youth, would be hired in coming months. He also directed the officials of District Bureau of Employment & Enterprises (DBEE) for preparing a database of all eligible youth, which can be provided employment at the earliest. He promised the youth that proper full time employment would be provided to them near to their homes itself.
Mr. Bindra also announced that ‘Appreciation Certificates’ will be given to industry that has achieved 100% vaccination in their premises.