With an aim to generate employment for 55,000 people in the coming three years, the Government of Andhra Pradesh is planning to launch digital employment exchanges in each district and organise job fairs bimonthly.
As reported by a national daily, the IT Minister of Andhra Pradesh Mekapati Gowtham Reddy, while addressing a review meeting, asked the officials to look for sources to generate more employment opportunities in the state. He added, from August 15, job fairs at digital employment exchanges will be held twice a month. The first job fair will be organised in Kadapa district in association with Andhra Pradesh Skill Development Corporation.
The target for generating 55,000 jobs in three years was kept under the new Andhra Pradesh Information Technology (IT) Policy 2021-24. To achieve this, a robust and holistic business ecosystem would be developed and the IT, Electronics and Communications Department would be transformed into a revenue centre to achieve self-sustenance.
Further, Reddy also directed the officials to ensure the completion of iconic towers in Visakhapatnam soon. In order to set up an electronics manufacturing cluster at Kopparthi Industrial Estate in Kadapa district, the state government has earmarked a sum of Rs 200 crore. The cluster is also expected to generate substantial employment, the Minister added