Promises, assurances of jobs for locals and ITI at Dharbandora

Urban Development Minister Francisco D’Sousa on Thursday assured that staff required for administrative offices in Dharbandora taluka would be recruited from Dharbandora itself.

D’Souza announced this while addressing the inaugural ceremony of the Dharbandora deputy collector’s office at Dharbandora.

“The government can’t provide government jobs to everyone in the household. But I assure you that whatever staff required for the taluka offices here at Dharbandora will be recruited from Dharbandora itself,” said D’Souza.

D’Souza’s assurances were in reply to a demand from Sanvordem MLA Ganesh Gaonkar, who wanted the government to employ locals for the new offices at Dharbandora taluka.

“This is our effort to bring administration to the doorstep of the people. The deputy collector’s office is inaugurated today and 21 additional offices will be set up. The process to construct a new administrative building, which will house all government offices, is also in process”, said South Goa Collector N D Agarwal.  

The minister on Thursday said that an Industrial Training Institute (ITI) would be set up at Dharbandora for benefit of locals.

Responding to demands for an industrial estate in Dharbandora taluka, D’Souza said: “With new industrial estates, there is always a need for manpower with technical know-how. We will soon introduce an ITI centre here at Dharbandora.”

Savordem MLA Ganesh Gaonkar had earlier informed that land of about 4 lakh sq mtrs had been identified at Mollem to set up an industrial estate and generate employment opportunities to locals.

Industries minister Mahadev Naik later stated that land was already acquired for an industrial estate at Shiroda and Panchawadi.

“Soon, the process to invite applications for allotment of land for industrial purpose will begin. There is a committee formed to scrutinise applications. If land can be identified in Dharbandora, we will also set up an industrial estate for Dharbandora taluka,” said Naik. [H]