Project to make Sikkim poverty-free
GANGTOK, Sept 22 – Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling today said that there is no dearth of employment opportunities in the State since lots of people from outside the State earn their livelihood by working here.
“The main cause for the so-called unemployment is the youth’s total dependance on government jobs only for their bread and butter instead of having a respect for the dignity of labour and opting for self-employment,” Chamling said after launching the ambitious ‘Mission Poverty Free Sikkim-2010’ here.
The project aims at making Sikkim the first poverty free State in the country in the next three years. He regretted that people in the State have a tendency of remaining dependant on government grants instead of generating their own sources of income. – PTI
Source: The Assam Tribune