PUNE: Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) has proposed vocational training in 19 courses to people from SC, ST categories, and Vimukta Jati Nomadic Tribes.

The city improvement committee approved a short notice resolution tabled by chairman Sagar Gawli recently. He said a large number of people in these categories have poor education and can undergo training in these short term courses and start their own small enterprises.

He added, “I visited National Institute of Post Harvest Technology in Talegaon and its officials offered to run such courses for the backward class youths in the city.”

Bouquet and garland making, ayurvedic preparations, terrace gardening, bonsai making, toxin free life-style products, landscaping and dry flower arrangements are some courses which the youths can learn.

“A large number of migrants from Konkan, Western Maharashtra, Vidarbha and Marathwada have come here in search of jobs. These include a large number of population belonging to SC, ST and VJNT categories who have agricultural land at their native places. They can go back to undertake such activities to earn a living,” Gawli added.

A senior official of the civic urban community department said the course of action will be decided after the approval of the standing committee.

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