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Friday, August 6th, 2021

12th Five Year Plan projects 5 crore new work opportunities to be generated in the non-farm sector

Bandaru DattatreyaINVC NEWS New Delhi, The Minister of State (IC) for Labour and Employment,  Bandaru Dattatreya has said that the 12th Five Year Plan projects 5 crore new work opportunities to be generated in the non-farm sector and provide skill certification to equivalent numbers. The National Manufacturing Policy of the Government also targets to create 10 crore jobs by the year 2022. Shri Bandaru Dattatreya said that employment generation is the outcome of overall functioning of the economy and depends upon policies and programmes of several Central Ministries and State Governments. The Government of India has set up a new Ministry for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship for coordinating and harmonising skill development efforts. The Minister said that according to the data compiled by National Skill Development Agency (NSDA) during the financial year 2012-13, 2013-14 & 2014-15 (till September, 2014) around 51.88 Lakh persons, 76.4 Lakh persons & 25.84 lakh persons respectively have been skilled under the 73 skill development schemes of 21 ministries/departments. Shri Bandaru Dattatreya has said that Government has also decided to strategically promote labour-intensive manufacturing and expand employment opportunities by promoting tourism and agro-based industries. He said that moreover, for generating more employment in the country, Government has taken various steps like encouraging private sector of economy, fast tracking various projects involving substantial investment and increasing public expenditure on schemes like Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) run by Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGA), Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) scheme run by Ministry of Rural Development and National Urban Livelihoods Mission (NULM) run by Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation

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