How Adani ports are generating employment for youth

20 January, 2023 | Pragati Singh

Adani Port National

Uday Kumar was just coasting in life, he had no idea about his future and was directionless. But he had the massive responsibility of taking care of his family. But life of this resident of Muthuku...

Uday Kumar was just coasting in life, he had no idea about his future and was directionless. But he had the massive responsibility of taking care of his family. But life of this resident of Muthukur Madhura Nagar in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh is very different now. As of today, he has successfully completed a course in Maritime Operations and works as an executive at Krishnapatnam port.

“After successfully completing my training from Adani Skill Development Centre (ASDC) in Krishnapatnam, I was very confident of my skills and started collecting information about various ports and applying for job. I received a call from Adani Krishnapatnam Port in Andhra Pradesh. After an interview, I was selected for a job at a monthly salary of Rs 14,000,” shares Uday.

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Uday Kumar

Uday is one of the many people, who have benefitted from the ports operated by Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Limited (APSEZ). The staggering number of jobs that they have created has been rather inspirational.

Another benefactor is Venkataramanaiah from Uday’s locality. After completing a training course in Container Operations, he is now a container operation executive with Future Z Company, and is adept at container terminal operations, understands container handling equipment and so on.

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Venkataramanaiah

20-year-old Litun Barik from Dhamra in Odisha was a farmer before becoming a petrol pump worker in the Dhamra port area and earns Rs 8,000 per month, which is quite an upward curve for him compared to what he earned as a farmer.

These are examples of a port’s ability to be a job generator. The port infrastructure investments positively influence port areas through local economic and social development. The shipping, cargo, and industrial activities and services in port areas generate direct employment that changes the eco system of the surrounding areas and improves the living condition of locals.

For Nagda Sachin from Gandhidham in Gujarat, life changed after landing a job as a junior crane operator at Mundra International Container Terminal (MICT). “During my course I learned on RTGS simulated machine, and it was an amazing experience. It was a smooth training process, which helped me understand my job very well.”

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Nagda Sachin

And because of job options available at port, Ramesh Valji Chande, who worked as a checker at Mundra Port, eventually switched to junior crane operator at MICT after a short-term training course.

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Ramesh Valji Chande

A class 10 dropout from Mogallur village in Nellore district, 30-year-old Modibona Kiran Kumar, is leading a good life now. He is working as an HMV Driver in M/S Sree Maruthi Nandan Company in Krishnapatnam Port. 

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Kiran Kumar

Hailing from a small town of Marripadu in Nellore district, Akil because of the absence of a formal education degree, could not land a job until he enrolled in the Unarmed Security Guard course at ASDC in Krishnapatnam. And just after four weeks of training, he landed a job with MSF Security at Adani Krishnapatnam Port Ltd., and now earns a monthly salary of Rs 18,976.

Not just for locals, but these ports are generating employment across the country. Hailing from Ekadala in Bankura district in West Bengal, class 10 graduate Chiranjith Bauri currently works in Geo Structures as civil supervisor in the Krishnapatnam Port area.

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Chiranjith Bauri