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Maharashtra govt in talks with Flipkart to set up e-commerce hub in Nagpur

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2015-02-01 12:00:00 – Nagpur

Nagpur, due to its geographic location as the centre of the country, is capable of being a large logistic hub and surely to bring in huge employment opportunities to Vidarbha. The long-awaited development process of Vidarbha has kick-started with Devendra Fadnavis becoming the Chief Minister of Maharashtra. Devendra Fadnavis addressing youngsters on Saturday during the Youth Empowerment Summit announced that the government is in talks with Flipkart an e-commerce giants to set up an e-commerce logistic hub in Nagpur.

To bring in employment, a value chain in agriculture is being formed from production to marketing. It would not only help farmers to improve their prices but also bring in jobs at all the stages of the chain.

The chief minister stressed the need for skill development in the region. It's not water, electricity or land that industries want, what is most required is human resource and skilled labour.

Fadnavis said that one such value chain is being introduced in agro-processing industry that will provide jobs to over 10 lakh youths by the end of this year. Nagpur being the tiger capital, tourism industry also needed to flourish and therefore hospitality sector requires a huge manpower. He asked the students to take maximum benefit from this three-day event.

Gadkari highlighted various ways to develop Vidarbha region. Development of regions should not just be in speeches. Business and industries need to be brought in. For that, power tariff needs to be reduced. As there are ample natural resources, industries will be glad to set up units which will create employment generation.

VFF chairman Anil Sole said that India is a nation of young people and there is a huge potential in Vidarbha region. He urged the participants to utilize this opportunity.

Guardian minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule,Bawankule said that under his power ministry, 15,000 youths of BE electrical and mechanical engineering will be provided with jobs soon. He added that Multi-modal International Cargo Hub and Airport at Nagpur (Mihan) will soon be fully operationalized where youth of the region will be employed.

The event was organized by Vidarbha Fortune Foundation (VFF) at Divisional Commissioner's complex at Mankapur. Union surface transport minister Nitin Gadkari, guardian minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule, former MP Datta Meghe and VFF chairman Anil Sole shared the dais.

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