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.