Paradip, June 10 (LocalWire): Activists from Kujang Yuva Parishad and Paradip Youth Engineering Association carried out a Padayatra and submitted a memorandum to the organization demanding jobs for thousands of migrant returnees.
Sources said that nearly 13,000 migrants have returned from states like Mumbai, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, where they were working before the lockdown.
After being discharged from quarantine, they have no jobs and no work.
Paradip, which is considered an industry hub, has not offered much in way of opportunities to the local youth, for which they are frustrated.
Different industries have ignored local youth in the unskilled sector.
Activists of both Parishad and Association conducted a 20 km Pada Yatra from Kujang to Paradip today and demanded the creation of job opportunities for migrant returnees.
President of Paradip Youth Engineering Association Laxmi Prasad Behera has informed, “It is time for the state or union government to provide jobs in local industries to local youths, especially migrant returnees.
The Andhra Pradesh government has made it mandatory for existing and upcoming industries in the state to reserve 75 percent jobs for local youths; we have also demanded the same in our state,” he added.
The activists of Kujang Yuva Parishad led by its president Akhaya Das accompanied by other activists joined this pada yatra and submitted their memorandum to ADM of Paradip, Kanhu Charan Dhir.