A day after the state government caught flak for using words such as “rustic” to describe tribal girls in official documents, minister of state for tribal development Padmakar Walvi apologised on behalf of the government. As many as 95 adivasi girls had undergone a year-long training in Pune so that they could be employed in the aviation hospitality sector. The legislators had taken on the government, saying it had “embarrassed these girls” by failing to get them placed. The demand for an apology was made by legislator Sanjay Kelkar. The minister of state for tribal development Padmakar Walvi informed the legislators that the government has so far assisted 37 adivasi girls-who were denied jobs as air hostess-in getting placements in the tourism and hospitality industry. Six of them have been absorbed in airline companies, he added. He further said that four adivasi girls are now employed with Air Deccan in Pune, one is with Air India and another has been placed with Jet Airways. Bureau report – NMTV News.
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