TRS leader and Nizamabad MP K Kavitha said governments should encourage entrepreneurs instead of providing skill development programmes to make oppressed sections of society self-sufficient.
Participating in a day-long workshop on the opportunities to SC and ST entrepreneurs organised by the Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Telangana state chapter here Sunday, she said she was not ready to agree with Union government’s skill development concept and added the programme will only help create more employees but not businessmen.
In the changed world situation, an employee cannot become self-sufficient in private sector and only if the government generates businessmen they can change society, she said.
“The government should think whether they want businessmen or they want to create employees in private sector,” she said. She said Dr BR Ambedkar strongly supported smaller states since in smaller states only minority groups and suppressed sections would get social justice. “According to Ambedkar’s vision and ideology the state government recently unveiled new industrial policy and the government allocated `300 crore to encourage entrepreneurs among SCs and STs who are ready to establish industrial units,” she explained. The state government would encourage industrialists by providing all facilities. She said Nizamabad district has a lot of scope for agriculture-based industries and organisations like DICCI should provide marketing facilities for industrial products. She urged entrepreneurs to provide employment opportunities to the local youth. DICCI leaders and district members took part in the programme.