90,584 registered unemployed youth in Nagaland
Kohima, Feb. 29 (EMN): According to the life register of Directorate for Employment, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship December 2019, there are 90,584 unemployed youth in Nagaland and the state government cannot provide employment to all these youth.
Toshimanen Ozukum, Director and Founder of Consortium of Naga Technocrats (CNT), stated this on Saturday at a seminar on ‘Solution to unemployment problem in Nagaland’, organised by CNT in Kohima. He informed that CNT members comprise of technical graduates and non-technical postgraduates.
He shared his ideas about how to create job opportunities by introducing various central schemes. He also opined that establishment of industrial estates in all the district headquarters and factories can create many jobs.
Ozukum further asserted that youths who are not confident to compete should not waste their time and money appearing for Nagaland Public Service Commission (NPSC) exams but try to discover the innate talent in oneself and come out from the ‘shell of depression’.
He also said that proper counselling should be given to those people before they go out to cities because without proper counselling and mental preparation, it would ‘spoil their life’.
Kropayi Dawhuo, an entrepreneur, questioned if ‘we are employable or not’.
“If you are lazy, you are not employable,” he stated. He also shared about various income options such as self-employment, buying a franchise, network marketing etc. He encouraged the audience not to be ‘a machine for other’s asset’.