Kerala exceeds 100 days 50,000 jobs target, says CM Pinarayi Vijayan

South India

The Left Democratic Front government in Kerala has surpassed the target of generating 50,000 jobs in 100 days. 


Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thusdayannounced that the government has surpassed the target of creating 50,000 jobs in 100 days.

In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the state government had earlier announced that 50,000 jobs would be created in the non-agricultural sector in 100 days.

“At the end of the two months period, 61,290 jobs have been created in the state and Kudumbasree has emerged as the largest job provider in the entrepreneur sector”, CM said.

Government departments and other Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) have employed 19,607 people including temporary employees. 

In addition, 41,683 jobs were created in enterprises which took loans from the government or financial institutions.

 “'Kudumbasree (all-women self-help groups) provided employment to 19,135 people during September and October as against its target of 15,000,” CM said.

As per the report, the highest number of jobs created was in the micro- enterprises segment with 6,965 opportunities. 

“As many as 613 people were employed in the Janakiya hotels opened after September”, he said.

CM added that 2,620 people were employed at home shops and marketing kiosks, 2,153 in Animal Husbandry and 1,503 in agricultural value-added enterprises.

He also said Kudumbasree has launched an extensive programme for job creation and will conduct general awareness training for those who are interested in starting ventures.

The Industries Directorate has created 12,325 jobs in the entrepreneurship sector.

“As part of the central stimulus package, 1.01 lakh people received an additional loan of Rs. 4,525 crores resulting in an estimated 1,200 additional jobs”, the chief minister said.

These included jobs in industrial units through District Industrial Centres and units started under Kerala MSME Facilitation Act.

As per the report, the Food and Civil Supplies Department (SupplyCo) has provided temporary employment to more than 7,900 people since September to pack the free food provision kits. 

The Public Education Department employed 4,962 people including 3,139 appointments in aided schools, 92 in Higher Secondary and 23 in VHSC.

As many as 774 persons were recruited through PSC in KSFE. The Health Department employed 3,069 people including 2,491 temporary assignments in Covid First-line Treatment Centres (CFLTCs). 453 people got placements in PSUs and 180 in the Local Self Government Department.


With inputs from Agency

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