The unemployed youth of minerals-rich areas of Odisha will be self-sufficient and
empowered translating into improvement in the socio-economic condition of their families.
Odisha Rural Development and Marketing Society (ORMAS) under Panchayati Raj and
Drinking Water Department in collaboration with Odisha Mining Corporation( OMC) has come
up with the initiative of placement linked skill development and training program for the
unemployed youth of the mining districts of Odisha.
The program was virtually inaugurated
today in the mineral-rich districts of Odisha namely Jajpur, Keonjhar, Rayagada, Sundargarh,
The initiative aims to provide employment to the unemployed youth of these 5
districts under various trades in different private companies across the state and country.
D.K Singh, Additional Chief Secretary, Department of Steel and Mines joined as the chief
guest in the virtual inauguration program and said “This is just the beginning of such
placement linked skill development and training programs, in future many more trades will
be incorporated to train the unemployed youth in the mining districts of the State which will
not only enhance their skills but also help them become self-reliant”.
Sushil Kumar Lohani, Principal Secretary, Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water
Department attended the virtual inauguration program and interacted with the newly joined
While interacting, he expressed his happiness that the training started in mining
areas will be expedited to other areas of the State in times to come.
The program was moderated by Guha Poonam Tapas Kumar, Chief Executive Officer,
Apart from the senior officials from the ORMAS State headquarters, Chief
Development Officer-cum-Executive Officers and the district level ORMAS officials along with
the PIAs of Jajpur, Keonjhar, Rayagada, Sundargarh and Koraput were also present in the
CEO, of ORMAS informed that in the 1st phase training will be imparted to the
youth in two trades-sewing machine operator and retail sales associate, apart from these core
trades the residential programmes will also include, soft skills like computer, General
Knowledge, language proficiency skills and fitness.
Under this initiative over 3 years, 3000
unemployed youth in the age group of 18-35 years from the mining areas will receive free skill
development training and will be placed in various private companies across the state.
Subhash Chandra Dash, Additional CEO, ORMAS delivered the vote of thanks.