Nashik (Maha), Sep 29 (PTI) Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis claimed Saturday that his government is working on a proposal to provide skill-training to the youth as per the industry’s demand. Also Read - Coronavirus: Maharashtra's COVID-19 Death Toll Rises to 8, Positive Cases Cross 200

He was speaking at `Balasaheb Thackeray employment fair’ organised by the industries department of the state government at Ozar near here. Also Read - Lockdown: Maharashtra Govt to Take Care of Migrant Workers, Provide Them Basic Necessities

“Maharashtra is attracting huge investment and ranks first in the country. Investment brings more employment opportunities. EPFO (Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation) data tells us that over eight lakh jobs were generated in Maharashtra in just seven months (in 2017-18),” he said. Also Read - Watch | Maharashtra Cop Sings 'Zindagi Maut Na' To Persuade People to Stay at Home, Video Goes Viral

“Skill-training is more important, alongwith regular education. We need to provide training to the youth which the industry needs and the government is working on this,” he said.

As many as 66 companies had put up stalls in the job fair which was attended by youths from Nashik, Dhule and Nandurbar districts after registering for the event online, an official release said.

The chief minister also said that the Samruddhi Corridor (the upcoming expressway linking Nagpur and Mumbai) will lessen the travel time between Nashik and the state capital and it will benefit north Maharashtra.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.