Govt lacks vision to resolve unemployment issue: NPCC

DIMAPUR, AUG 16 (NPN) | Publish Date: 8/16/2020 12:35:53 PM IST

Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) president K Therie has accused the State government of lacking vision to resolve unemployment issue and promote entrepreneurship.

Reacting to chief minister Neiphiu Rio’s speech on the occasion of Independence Day on Saturday, the senior Congress leader observed that unemployment and entrepreneurship were not the priority of the State government as these found no mention in the message. He said the speech not only failed to show any change but also could not inspire any hope.
Pointing out that the Independence Day and Republic Days speeches are usually a summary statement of the government’s achievements and policy document, Therie remarked that Rio’s speech this time mainly touched upon the government’s efforts to contain COVID-19 pandemic
He said he did not know whether TrueNat machine reports should be considered as authentic as the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention in the US has recommended Bio-Safety Level-3 laboratories to test Covid-19.
While the State government has constituted a Strategic Committee headed by the chief minister In response to economic challenges, Therie said the government has also created a Department of Investment and Development Authority of Nagaland but with no policies to fund entrepreneurs. 
“It is something like supplying pen drives to students with no access to computers,” he added.
Stressing that with no funding policies, there was no point of talking of dreams and plans, the NPCC chief said Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Rs 20-lakh crore package to boost India’s economy but regretted that Nagaland has no clue as to what to do.
He said the State government was proud of Jobs created under rural development department. However, he added that if job cards were distributed honestly, more than 4.5 lakh people would be employed. 
And if 100 days’ wages are honestly paid, he said it would be good money for farmers for working on their farms. 
In this pandemic, Therie advised the government to stop obtaining blank cheques and stop convergence of funds to other activities from wages money.


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