Shimla: Industries Minister Bikram Singh said that the State government was laying special emphasis on providing employment opportunities to the youth of the state and was considering organising online employment fairs so that more employment opportunities could be generated for the youth. He said this while presiding over a meeting with various representatives of industry sector, here today.The Minister said that the corona pandemic had adversely affected the organising employment fairs in the state and to cater to the issue a draft was being prepared and necessary data was being collected to organize online employment fairs. He said that the data related to Labour and Employment department would also be provided online.
Bikram Singh directed the officers to work with active vision to resolve the various issues of industrialists. He said that the state government has made multi-pronged efforts in ease of doing business and to encourage investment in the state. He said that the state government has taken every possible step to provide relief to industrialists and to ensure security to labourers working in the industries during covid pandemic. He said that the industries have continuously contributed in Gross Domestic Product of the state.The Minister appreciated the efforts of industries in strengthening health infrastructure in the state during covid crisis. He urged the industrialists to make more contribution in health, education, environment conservation, etc under Corporate Social Responsibility.He also assured the industrialists to sympathetically consider their suggestions and demands.The representatives of industries gave their suggestions on various issues.Director Industries Rakesh Prajapati, Commissioner Labour Rohit Jamwal, Additional Director Industries Tilak Raj Sharma and senior officers of the department were also present in the meeting.