Jharsuguda:Local unemployed youth of Jharsuguda Youth Union had staged a protest in front of Vedanta Aluminum Ltd. and had blocked the entrance gate for several hours since early morning on Saturday.
They have blamed Vedanta Aluminum Ltd. for not giving any preferences to the Local youths, which are deprived from employment. They even said that around 99% employments are being giving to the outsiders. In this regard a Grievance petition was also filed to Collector. But failing to get any response they had staged this agitation. In this agitation, most of unemployed youths were holders of ITI, Diploma and Degree.
Convener of Jharsuguda Youth Union, Manas Kumar Naik says that, “In Jharsuguda Dist. the companies are not giving any preferences to the local employment and in coming days if Dist. Administration doesn’t take any steps then the agitation will be intensified. Before this agitation we had already written to Collector and S.P. and had given one month time too.”
“Vedanta might have signed MOU with the government for local employment but the fact is that today Local youths of district are sitting unemployed. We have been sending our resumes but nothing is been done and if our demands are not fulfilled by the Administration then we would sit on Hunger Strikes said by unemployed youth Sushil Kumar Pandey.