Uber Signs Agreement with Maharashtra Govt to Create 75,000 Jobs #MakeinIndia
Taxi-hailing application, Uber, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) with the Maharashtra Government to help in creation of 75,000 jobs across the state over the next 5 years. Uber will be aiding the government in training men and women from the marginalized section of the society.
The agreement has been signed between Uber and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Department(SDED) of Maharashtra Government.
S S Sandhu, Principal Secretary at SDED, said, “We are pleased to partner with Uber to create more economic opportunities in Maharashtra and mobilize women and persons from marginalized sectors of society to become micro entrepreneurs.” Uber also expressed its support and excitement in aiding the government to improve the skills of women and mean from the weaker section of our economy.
Uber had recently redesigned its logo to capture the soul of its services and vision, and portray what the company is moving towards. Uber also has received a lot of criticism around the world for the unregulated taxi provisions and uncontrolled growth causing business harm to local players.
However, it does not scare Uber at all, which is growing at an exponential rate, clocking a valuation of nearly $64 Billion.
Exact type of trainings and skill development practices have not been disclosed, but one can expect Uber to train women and persons from identified sections to gain knowledge and practical expertise or tools and services in India across multiple domains.
It is an excellent initiative from Uber and the Government of Maharashtra to create so many jobs and train persons side by side to improve the economy and its output. We look forward to seeing more such collaborations in future from other big states like Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Punjab.
The agreement was signed on the sidelines of #MakeinIndia week, being conducted in Mumbai between February 13th to Feb 18th. It is expected that Maharashtra Government sign roughly 424 MoUs for about Rs 4.60 lakh crore.
It is quite pleasing to see that now various state governments are competing against each other for investments – a sure sign of growth for Indian economy!