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Chandni Chowk, Majnu Ka Tila to become food hubs: Kejriwal

Chandni Chowk, Majnu Ka Tila to become food hubs: Kejriwal

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Sunday that his government had selected Chandni Chowk and Majnu Ka Tila of the national capital for developing both as food hubs in the first phase of a project. The move is to generate employment, PTI reported.

The CM said, "Today, there is a serious problem of unemployment. There are unemployed in Delhi too. In the last few years, we have provided employment to 12-13 lakh youth, and for the next 5 years, we have a target of 20 lakh jobs."

On food hubs, Kejriwal said, "We've decided to generate employment in the next five years. Thus Delhi, known as the food capital of India, will get revamped food hubs. Delhi has various markets for Tibetan and Punjabi food. We'll improve their physical infrastructure, roads, electricity, hygiene."

"We'll improve food safety standards in these food hubs, will ensure they follow all hygiene guidelines. In phase I, we will redo 2 hubs. Majnu-ka-Tila and Chandni Chowk will be redone first," he added.

The government is planning to hold a design competition to hand-pick an architecture firm for the food hub project. "A design competition will be held, where the best architectural firms of the country will be called to present their designs. We will try to finalise a design within 12 weeks and give them the job. In the next phase, all other food hubs will be identified and redeveloped," Mr Kejriwal said.

Mr Kejriwal on Saturday announced a "free" Spoken English programme for youngsters with an aim to enhance their communication skills and help improve their job prospects.

On Saturday, Kejriwal announced free a Spoken English programme for youngsters free of cost. He said the programme aims to enhance youths', age group 18-35, communication skills and help improve their job prospects. Though a deposit of Rs 950 was taken from candidates participating in the programme, the amount will be refunded after its successful completion.

"We are announcing a Spoken English programme for youngsters who lack communication skills. Our Delhi Skill Entrepreneurship University will conduct this course. The students who have completed their education up to standard 12 and have poor communication skills can opt for the course. People who are also facing problems in seeking jobs and have a basic knowledge of English of up to standard eight can also join the course," Kejriwal had announced.

"In Phase-1, we would be providing training to as many as 1 lakh students in one year at 50 centres across Delhi. Subsequently, it would be expanded. Youths aged 18-35 years can get enrolled in this 3-4 month-long course," he said. He added that timings for classes would be flexible.

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