Jharkhand(Ranchi)

After a particular job drive, more than 820 Jharkhand girls left for the TN Tata plant.

Hosur in Tamil Nadu and Khunti in Jharkhand are 1,800 km apart.Β It’s “a whole new world” for 18-year-old Anamika Kandulana.Β On Tuesday, a special train carrying Anamika and 821 other girls from tribal families of the state left for Hosur from Hatia railway station.

They are among 1,898 girls between 18 and 20 whom Tata Electronics Pvt Ltd has recruited to work at its component manufacturing factory in Hosur. The girls were selected from four districts of Jharkhand Khunti, Seraikela, Chaibasa and Simdega as part of a two-day recruitment drive held on September 18 and 19.

The recruitment drive was organized by Union Minister for Tribal Affairs and Khunti MP Arjun Munda, who flagged off the special train with the first batch of 822 girls on Tuesday.

“I don’t know what I will work on, but I am excited to be a part of this journey.Β We have been told that apart from a fixed salary, we can continue our studies.

A government source said, “The girls will be trained for 12 days, after which they will get their offer letters.Β Their work, which they will do in eight-hour shifts, involves assembling mobile components. Apart from accommodation, food and transport, they will be paid Rs 15,000.

Sources said that after one year, those interested in pursuing further studies could enrol for BSc in ‘Manufacturing Science’ at a university in Tamil Nadu. Sources said this is part of a bigger plan by Tata Electronics to recruit at least 3,000 women from across the country.

Minister Munda said the Jharkhand phase of the recruitment drive received an “excellent response”, with over 2,600 girls and young women registering for the selection process, which included a basic proficiency test held on September 18 and 19 in four districts, After which an interview took place.

A Tata Electronics spokesperson declined to comment.

As the train reached Vijayawada on Wednesday, Munda made a video call to the girls and asked how their journey was.

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