Panaji, August 21, 2014 …. The existing Coir Defibring Centre at Manaswada, Kundaim will be upgraded to create new employment opportunities to the educated unemployed local youth, disclosed Minister for Industries Shri Mahadev Naik after re-commissioning the Coir Defibring Centre at Manaswada, Kundaim today.
The Industries Minister said that an amount of Rs. 2 lakhs has been spent by the Government to resume the operations of Coir Defibring Centre which was not functioning for the past one year thus affecting the livelihood of those employed in the Centre. He however, told the workers attached to the Centre to work with a sense of dedication and contribute to increase productivity.
While listing the initiatives taken by the Government through the Department of Industries to boost industrial growth and generate employment avenues to the unemployed youth, the Industries Minister said that efforts are being made to set up a garment industry in Shiroda besides to setting up Industrial Estates in different parts of Goa to redress growing unemployment problem.
The Industries Minister further said that workers are the backbone of any industrial unit and their contribution is of utmost importance to thrive the growth of industries. He stressed the need for skilled manpower to meet the requirement of new industries to be set up in the State. He said, the Government has given new lease of life to Coir Defibring Centre by re-commissioning it.
Smt. Meena H. Naik Goltekar, Director, Handicrafts, Textile and Coir expressed her views on the occasion.
Shri U. L. Joshi, Under Secretary to Minister for Industries and Social Welfare was also present.
Earlier Shri S. S. Gaonkar, Assistant Director Training welcomed and later Shri Ashok Shetye, Technical Assistant proposed the vote of thanks.