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?