Friday, May 4, 2012

Workers’ skill development can check migration’ FRIDAY, 04 MAY 2012 23:28

 Bhubaneswar Workers’ skill development can check migration’
FRIDAY, 04 MAY 2012 23:28
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A workshop on legal rights, skill upgradation and opportunities for migrant labourers was held at Kholan, 80 km from here, last week.
A skilled worker is what an employer looks for than an ordinary labour and hence, it is necessary that local youth who are vulnerable to distress migration should be trained, opined Pradeep Mahaptra of UDYAM.
He said it would check migration and gave a brief idea about UDYAM’s effort to provide different skill upgradation training to the migrant labourers in Jharkhandand and other States across India.
Anuj Jha of PANIIT, Jharkhand, spoke in details about the training, employment, loan and other facilities available for the migrant labourers.
District Labour Officer Pradeep Kumar Bhoi explained various provisions of Labour Act and the policies of the State Government for the benefits of the migrant labourers.
Speaking on the occasion, Balangir correspondent of The Pioneer Sudhir Mishra stressed on optimum utilisation of different Government schemes, payment to labourers in time, training facilities, maintenance of record at panchyat level and better coordination among States to streamline migration.
Migrant labourers narrated how they are lured by the agents and are forced to work for long hours. Local PRI representatives shared their experience too.

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