Chamling launches project to make Sikkim poverty-free

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 22, 2010 - 21:37

Gangtok: Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan
Chamling today said that there is no dearth of employment
opportunities in the state since lots of people from outside
the state earn their livelihood by working here.

"The main cause for the so-called unemployment is the
youth`s total dependence on government jobs only for their
bread and butter instead of having a respect for the dignity
of labour and opting for self-employment," Chamling said after
launching the ambitious `Mission Poverty Free Sikkim-2010`
here.

Gangtok: Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan
Chamling today said that there is no dearth of employment
opportunities in the state since lots of people from outside
the state earn their livelihood by working here.

"The main cause for the so-called unemployment is the
youth`s total dependence on government jobs only for their
bread and butter instead of having a respect for the dignity
of labour and opting for self-employment," Chamling said after
launching the ambitious `Mission Poverty Free Sikkim-2010`
here.

The project aims at making Sikkim the first poverty
free state in the country in the next three years.

He regretted that people in the state have a tendency
of remaining dependent on government grants instead of
generating their own sources of income.

Later, addressing the ruling Sikkim Democratic Front
Party`s 17th Garibi Unmoolan and Garib Utthan Diwas function
Mr Chamling said Sikkim is all set to become a kutcha house
free state in the next three years.

He said that those having kutcha houses will be
provided assistance for converting them in pucca ones while
those who have no place to live at all will be provided with
both the plot of land and house building assistance as well.

Chamling urged panchayat members to conduct a survey
in their respective areas about such people and report it to
the administration.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, September 22, 2010 - 21:37

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