Gadchiroli Aug. 2 (District correspondent) Stating that despite a plenty of forest and other minerals, there is no employment in the district, Maharashtra Pradesh Youth Congress has demanded forest-based industries in the district and low interest loan to the local youths.
A delegation of the youth congress met the district Collector this afternoon under the leadership of Mr. Vishwajeet Kowase, General Secretary of Maharashtta Pradesh Youth Congress and submitted him a memorandum addressed to the chief minister in this regard.
Residential Study Centres be opened at taluka level with 500 capacity to enable the students to prepare for their exams, a scheme to reduce the burden of examination fees on the lines of Rajasthan government, stadiums at taluka level, construction of a huge cultural hall at Gadchiroli to preserve the culture and tradition of the people of the district, MIDCs at taluka level, increasing seats in the Govt. Agriculture College, incentive allowance to the youths willing to do farming , opening of skill based courses, providing jobs to the local youths Surjagad and Konsari projects, were the other demands raised in the memorandum.
Later on, addressing a press conference at the Press Club here Mr. Kowase told that ‘Yuwa Jodo’ campaign will be started by the youth congress from Aug 9 next to connect maximum youths with the congress party. The failures of the state and the central government in addressing the people’s problems will be told to the youths during this campaign which will continue for the whole year. Stating that the country is facing the highest unemployment in the last 45 years, Kowase demanded immediate steps to resolve the issue by creating employment avenues.
Mr. Kowase demanded stern action against Sambhaji Bhide for his derogatory remarks against Mahatma Fuley, Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru. Youth congress will not tolerate the insult of the national leaders and social reformers, he warned. Some elements are trying to create a rift in the society in the name of the caste and religion to divert the attention of the people from the pressing problems of unemployment and rising prices, he alleged.
Also present at the press conference were Dr. Namdeo Kirsan, General Secretary of Maharashtra Congress, Atul Mallelwar, General Secretary of youth congress, Kunal Pendorkar, Vasant Raut, Taluka President, Satish Vidhate, City President, Rajnikant Motghare, Mahesh Jellewar and many other youth congress workers.