Engineering, MBA grads enroll in MGNREGS

Engineering, MBA grads enroll in MGNREGS
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The severity of unemployment problem in Telangana State can be gauged by the enrolment of several MBA and engineering graduates in the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) in Guttakadipalle and Tangellapalle villages of the mandal.

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Jadcherla (Mahbubnagar): The severity of unemployment problem in Telangana State can be gauged by the enrolment of several MBA and engineering graduates in the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) in Guttakadipalle and Tangellapalle villages of the mandal.

The PG and engineering graduates, who dreamt of getting good jobs post bifurcation, have realised the harsh reality of life and started working as MGNREGS workers for their family sustenance. The acute drought has forced many of them to do something for a living instead of sitting idle at home by causing a burden to their parents.

Several students have stopped their college studies abruptly unable to bear the huge expenses. The rate of unemployment is quite high in Midjil and other mandals. There are hundreds of educated unemployed youths in Jadcherla Assembly constituency who are living in poverty.

Speaking to The Hans India, Mahesh, an MBA student of Guttakadipalle, said: “We chose to work as MGNREGS workers as there is no guarantee that our wait for a white collar job will be fruitful in near future. Not only our hopes but also the high expectations of our parents on us are dashed.’’

Sarada, a degree student, said: “We are left with no alternative except doing manual work to earn a little for our living. The State Government should take immediate measures to solve the unemployment problem in villages and small towns.’’

Another degree student Yadagiri said: “The government should come up with more self-employment schemes for the benefit of educated youth. Empowerment of youth cannot be achieved without solving the unemployment problem.’’

There are nearly 200 educated youth in the assembly constituency, who are suffering from pangs of poverty. Most of them are Post Graduates and engineering graduates. They are requesting the State government to show a solution for the educated youth.

By R Narender Goud

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