Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said her government in the state gave employment to 68 lakh youths the last four years.
"Already, we have created nearly 68 lakh employment and another two lakh is in process. More than 98 Crore mandays have also been created. Utkarsh Bangla will give huge boost to job creation for our young generation," Banerjee said in her Facebook post.
"Utkarsh Bangla, a flagship scheme for placement linked skill development, which will create lakhs and lakhs of employment opportunities for my brothers and sisters," she added.
She further said that henceforth, every year, about six lakh young aspirants will get opportunity for technical and vocational skill development from ITIs and Polytechnics under this new scheme.
"After successful completion of training, they will be linked to jobs and self-employment opportunities," she added.