The Karnataka government would partner with the burgeoning information and communication technology (ICT) sector to generate two million jobs in the state by 2020, chief minister Jagadish Shettar said Tuesday.
The wooden mask industry based in Arunachal Pradesh's Tawang district is, sadly, fast disappearing. There are just about five such units currently operating in the city, according to a government spokesperson and industry veterans from Tawang.
Future Sharp Skills, a joint venture of Future Group and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), has plans to launch 40 vocational training hubs across West Bengal to train and provide jobs to five lakh youth by 2022, a top company official said.
A move is under way in Goa, a state where the service industry accounts for half of its income and provides 40 percent employment, to evangelise college students and convert them from 'job seekers to job givers'. A joint initiative by the Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), the Goa Principal's Forum (GPF) and NGO I Create India, it aims at promoting the spirit of entrepreneurship and will reach out to 18 colleges and 9,000 students spread across the state.
A state-of-the-art sales pavilion, built as part of the much-awaited Smart City Kochi project, is all set to open in May 2012, an official associated with the project said.
The West Bengal government has signed land lease pacts with seven companies, which would set up their industrial units in the state, involving a total investment of more than INR52.8 billion.
The tourism sector will generate an additional 2.5 crore jobs, both direct and indirect, during the 12th Five-Year Plan, Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahai stated.
Indorama Industries, which claims to be the largest producer of polyester in the world, said that it is investing INR1,000 crore at its new plant in Himachal Pradesh's industrial town of Baddi.