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There Are Jobs In The Country, Only The Frustrated Don’t See Them: Dharmendra Pradhan

Dharmendra Pradhan, ­minister for petroleum & natural gas and skill development & entrepreneurship, tells Outlook that there are jobs in the country and more employment ­opportunities will be generated in the ­future.

There Are Jobs In The Country, Only The Frustrated Don’t See Them: Dharmendra Pradhan Photograph by Jitender Gupta

The Narendra Modi government has drawn much flak for failing to create enough jobs. Dismissing the criticism outright, Dharmendra Pradhan, ­minister for petroleum & natural gas and skill development & entrepreneurship, tells Aparajita Gupta that the situation is not dismal and more employment ­opportunities will be generated in the ­future. Excerpts:

Skill development was a major focus of the government. What schemes were launched in the past five years and how many people have been trained and employed?

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