'Garment industry providing more job'

Union is reviewing possibilities of reopening mines: Muniyappa

He was speaking after inaugurating a conference organised by BGML Industrial Workers Development Co-operative Society at Robertsonpet in Kolar Gold Fields on Sunday.

“Employees should never fail the expectations of their employers. They should never forget that their welfare is associated with the welfare of the organisation.”

Bangarpet MLA M Narayanaswamy said it was the duty of the government to provide jobs. However, it is the industrialists of garment sector who have provided more jobs to women. He lauded the women work force for being  dedicated and maintaining high professional standards.

This also a reason why the government is contemplating on giving 50 per cent reservation to women, said Legislative Council member  V Sudarshan.

Garment manufacturing giants like India Designs and Gokuldas Exports are set to open their manufacturing units in KGF and will provide employment to 5,000 to 6,000 people in the region, said Scott Company Managing Director and MLC Nazir Ahmed.

Union Department of Rural Development’s officer Kumar briefed the people about employment opportunity.

Reviewing mining

Muniyappa said the Centre was reviewing the possibilities of reopening the gold mines as per the orders of the High Court. A memorandum in this regard will be submitted to union mines minister some time next week, he added.

Speaking to reporters here Muniyappa said due to the sessions, the Union Government could not hold high-level discussions on the High Court’s order. The Government was committed to provide employment to the people and successful running of the mines.

It will review the tenders filed by Nalco, BEML and other companies. Owning to the court’s order that foreign companies should not be involved in mining, government is taking alternate steps to provide alternate arrangements.

The mining licence will be allotted to companies only if they agreed to the two conditions. They are providing residential facility to mine workers and paying off pending Rs 52 crore to the workers, he added.

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