NERVE.IN

 

Guwahati |2 years ago
'14 million job seekers to move out of northeast by 2021'
Monday, 23 January 2012 | http://www.nerve.in/news:253500447556 | channel: India
"Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said that creating adequate pool of manpower in the region is both a challenge and opportunity."
 
Guwahati, Jan 23 - A staggering 14 million people are expected to move out of India's northeastern states between 2011 and 2021 in search of jobs elsewhere in the country, a national skills development body estimates.

According to the National Skill Development Council - study on development and employment generation potential of northeastern states, the region -- between 2011 and 2021 -- will see increased jobs for only 2.6 million people, of which half will be in Assam alone. The number of job-seekers, however, will be almost 17 million.

These 14 million people will potentially be available for migration out of the region, said Dilip Chenoy, the MD and CEO of NSDC -- a public-private partnership initiative of the central government to create 150 million skilled manpower by 2022 -- at a conference here Monday.

The conference, Skills Conclave 2012: Forging partnership for skills delivery, was organised by Confederation of Indian Industry, union ministry of development of North Eastern Region - and the NSDC.

Chenoy observed that if focus was kept on increasing economic opportunity in the northeast, then migration of potentially 14 million people could decline.

The top potential sectors where people from the region will be looking for jobs are beauty and wellness, hospitality, IT, retail and restaurants, music, sports, fashion industry, flight attendants, ground staff at airports, nursing and elderly care, he added.

The region will generate jobs for 2.6 million people but would have 16.8 million people. So there is a need for a twin approach for skill development for both local employment and for those who seek to migrate, Chenoy observed.

About 375,311 people from northeast migrated to other states in 2007-2008. Majority of the migrants were from Assam, followed by Sikkim and Tripura. The number of migrants has increased since 2000, Chenoy added.

NSDC has identified construction, horticulture and fruit processing, hospitality, handloom and handicraft, IT, repair service, mining, and plantation as potential sectors for providing local job opportunities in the region.

DoNER Minister Paban Singh Ghatowar said that there is a need for skill-gap analysis for the region. Based on the skill-gap analysis we should go for skill development training in the region, he added.

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said that creating adequate pool of manpower in the region is both a challenge and opportunity.

Northeast has a lot of scope for skill development for creating a pool of skilled manpower. We have to take it both as a challenge and opportunity, he said.

Read more on:
 INDIA (133361 views)
 INDIAN (45881 views)
 ASSAM (36183 views)
 GUWAHATI (21011 views)
 CHIEF MINISTER (17991 views)
 TARUN GOGOI (13712 views)
 TRIPURA (14061 views)
 CENTRAL GOVERNMENT (12241 views)
 SIKKIM (9700 views)
 SPORTS (9941 views)
 INDUS (9511 views)
 AIRPORT (8111 views)
 NORTHEASTERN STATE (7301 views)
 HOSPITAL (8921 views)
 REASI (7571 views)
 FRUIT (5341 views)
 TRAI (6071 views)
 2012 (5461 views)
 MILLION (5571 views)
 NORTHEAST (3921 views)
 IGRA (3491 views)
 CONFEDERATION OF INDIAN INDUSTRY (2986 views)
 12 (3451 views)
 75 (2621 views)
 HORTICULTURE (1471 views)
 ICRA (1471 views)
 HANDICRAFT (1141 views)
 HANDLOOM (911 views)
 INDIAN INDUSTRY (931 views)
 

PERMALINK

http://www.nerve.in/news:253500447556
You can quote the permanent link above for a direct link to the story. We do not archive or expire our news stories.


STORY OPTIONS
  Email this story to a friend
  XML feed for India


 
COPYRIGHTS INFORMATION
All rights reserved for news content. Reproduction, storage or redistribution of Nerve content and articles in any medium is strictly prohibited.
Contact Nerve Staff for any feedback, corrections and omissions in news stories.