Call for skill development to solve job problem

Hyderabad: Union Labour and Employment Minister Bandaru Dattatreya has emphasized the need for providing technical skills to youth to overcome the perennial problem of unemployment.

Launching Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra (PMKK) at NTR Trust Bhavan on Saturday, Dattatreya said that the biggest problem India facing is unemployment. This is due to lack of inadequate skills among youth who should get thorough training in skills besides updating themselves. He said that the youth who register with PMKK can get free coaching in skill development and get jobs in future.

The Centre has allotted Rs 12,000 crores for skill development centers and will spend Rs 60,000 crores over three years to enable the youth get needed skills. ‘Our intention is to see that the youth get required skills to suit to the industry needs,” he said. The minister expressed displeasure that India with 3.2 per cent in skill development is lagging behind while China and Japan are topping the list across the world. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is trying to make India to compete with China and Japan, he said. 

The Union minister also said that youth can get adequate employment opportunities if they get through skill development training. “Though our nation has abundant youth force, the young people are not skilled resulting in growth of unemployment,” he said.

Dattatreya exhorted the youth to update themselves with latest technologies and skills. With improved skills, the youth can start small industries and businesses and offer employment to others, he said.

-NSS

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