Puducherry: The opposition Congress has demanded that the government take immediate steps to modernize the century old Anglo French Textile Mills and two other textile undertakings here as they had scope to offer jobs to unemployed youth.

PCC President A V Subramanian, in a release here, said the government should also take steps to modernise the Cooperative Spinning Mills (SPINCO) and the Jayaprakash Cooperative Spinning mill at Karaikal.

He claimed the previous Congress government had taken steps to address the grievances of the workers. The present AINRC government should not remain silent, but ensure that steps are taken for modernising the mills, he said.