The Government of India, to create employment opportunities for the youth who enter the job market every year, is going to accelerate its initiative to skill youth in different trades and develop entrepreneurial skills in them.
The new Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan said, his priority would be to create an ecosystem of jobs.
“Every year one million youth come in the job market. Our effort will be to coordinate with the state governments and other agencies to find employment avenues for them,” he said.
After coming to power in 2014, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi government has created a new ministry for coordination of all skill development efforts. The ministry aims to bridge the gap between demand and supply of skilled manpower and to build the vocational and technical training framework and skill up- gradation, he said.
He said his job would be to skill youth on a large scale with speed.
“We will increase the pace and take forward the work already done (under Rajiv Pratap Rudy),” he said.
Pradhan who took over as a Cabinet Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas in the latest reshuffle has also given an additional charge of Skill Development Ministry. He said, real-time data would be used to map sector-wise employment opportunities.