In reply to a question in the Vidhan Sabha, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prakash Pant said the government has provided jobs to 26,576 persons through the employment exchange till Dec last year. Pant, however, said there is no separate labour policy in the state.
The Department of Industries has notified that the industries must provide 70 per cent of jobs to local youths. From the year 2003 to 2010, a total of 9,546 youths were given jobs in various industries through the employment exchange, he said.
"While, a total of 27,982 youths were taken directly recruited by industries on permanent basis. On the contractual basis, the industries directly recruited 18,044 persons," he said.
The minister said the government has also set up a committee at the district level to monitor the employment opportunities being created by the industries which are being benefited from various tax incentives.