Bhubaneswar: The BJD Government after its 20-year-long reign has betrayed the youths of the State. Due to the Government’s inefficiency, Odisha has become the number State in unemployment, said the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) on Thursday.
The BJYM which held a demonstration at Lower PMG here to protest against unemployment said that from 2009 to till date, more than 22.56 lakh unemployed youths have registered their names in the Employment Exchanges in the State but only 26, 560 have got employment.
The State Government’s Skilled Odisha programme has completely failed. Though more than Rs 62 crores have been spent, out of the 90, 011 youths only 21, 681 have got employment, said BJYM State president Tankadhar Tripathy.
There are huge vacancies in the different Government departments. Besides, the Odia youths are not getting employment in the private sector. The Government should immediately fill up the vacant posts and ensure engagement of youths in the private sector companies. Otherwise, the BJYM would be forced to intensify its agitation, warned Tripathy.