Odisha Government Establishes Migration Support Centre In Tirupur

The Government of Odisha has set up a migration support centre in the city of Tirupur to provide guidance and address grievances of the people who have migrated to Tamil Nadu.

The centre was inaugurated by Dhananjay Dwivedi, post-placement services officer of the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) scheme. This is the third such centre established by the Odisha government under the DDU-GKY scheme after Delhi and Bangalore.

“Since textile business was one of the major employment generating fields, many people from Odisha, especially from its rural pockets, have been migrating to textile hubs, including Tirupur and Bengaluru. Many people were trained under the DDU-GKY scheme in Bhubaneswar and migrated to these hubs,” Dhananjay said.

“More than 5,000 candidates who received training for sewing machine operator job have been placed in knitwear units in Tirupur. More than 80% of them were women. Many of them were working in the industry for more than two years. One of the main objectives of this scheme was to ensure that they sustain in the jobs. For which, we provide an incentive of Rs. 6000 if they complete six months in the same job. An additional Rs. 2000 if their stay prolonged a year, besides providing supports,”

added Dhananjay.

The migration support centre would seek the support of companies operating in the industry so that the Odisha government can provide incentives, and address the issues of the right candidates.

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