Mumbai, Apr 4 (UNI) The shipping industry will attract people from the North East states, to overcome the shortage of manpower in the industry, said Director General of Shipping Kiran Dhingra here today.
Speaking at a news conference here, Ms Dhingra said the youths from the urban areas are not keen to take up a career in shipping as they have ample opportunities in other industries. Therefore, the shipping industry would try to attract people from the mofussil areas.
''Youths from smaller towns are aware about the hardship that their parents have undergone to educate them, hence they are very dedicated, as they understand that only education can get them good jobs,'' she said.
The shipping industry is facing the crisis due to the shortage of skilled manpower, as the demand for the same has increased manifold in last couple of years, due to the rise in world economy and the increase in trade.
Ms Dhingra added that women would be given concession in fees and other incentives to attract them towards the industry.
Captain Navin Passey, Managing Director of Wallem Ship Management, said the shipping industry has been getting a raw deal from the media. They would distribute pamphlets and booklets among students in various schools to attract them towards the shipping industry.
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