JAMMU: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, on Tuesday sought backing of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in areas of skill development and levering young and bright students of the state towards entrepreneurship, after they complete studies from various colleges and the universities.
She said the government is committed towards creating an investor-friendly environment in the state and meeting the requirement of high-end venture firms in terms of skilled manpower and “ease of doing business’.
“Our youth are tailor-made for entrepreneurship. There is a palpable need though for an institutional linkup between CII, EDI, colleges and the universities to harness this talent,” she observed.
The chief minister made these observations in an interaction with CII delegation, headed by Rumjhum Chatterjee, who is the first chairperson of CII’s Northern Regional Council, at the Civil Secretariat on Tuesday.
Principal secretary to CM, Navin K Chaudhary, was also present on the occasion.
“The CII must focus on orientation courses in colleges and universities on a much larger scale to bolster levels of awareness in entrepreneurship,” CM said.
She hoped that CII would also focus on harnessing the talent of young female entrepreneurs, who have been carving out a niche for themselves in various educational streams.
During the meeting, the delegation discussed with the chief minister various other issues relating to important sectors like tourism, horticulture, IT and agriculture.
Chatterjee also presented a copy of a proposal about easing bottlenecks so that business-friendly environment in the state is improved on 35 important parameters, where India lags as per a recently-published report of the World Bank.