GUWAHATI, June 1 - The Oil India Limited (OIL) will appoint 2,500 educated youths of the State within the next five years. This was disclosed by the Chairman and Managing Director of the OIL, Utpal Bora, during a meeting with Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today.
An official release said that during the meeting, Sonowal requested the OIL CMD to lay stress on generating employment and said the CSR projects of the public sector companies should be aimed at providing self-employment opportunities to the unemployed youths of the State. He said that the OIL should launch a �waste to wealth project� for a clean State. The OIL CMD requested the Government to submit a detailed proposal so that the OIL can work on it.
The OIL CMD said that the company has a vision of supplying piped gas to all the major towns of the State and requested the Chief Minister to make arrangements to connect the State with the national gas grid, which now extends up to Haldia. Sonowal said that he would soon take up the issue with the Union Petroleum Minister.
Sonowal also requested the OIL CMD to develop Duliajan as an Oil City. He also requested the OIL CMD that the company should take steps for beautification of the bank of the river Brahmaputra from Dibrugarh to Bogibeel bridge.