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Manufacturing Jobs Are Going To Incr­ease: Secretary, Skill Development Ministry

Ministry of Skill Develop­ment and Entrep­reneurship’s Secretary Rajesh Aggarwal speaks to Outlook about the social challenges in implementing vocational courses, women unemployment and the ministry’s plans for Agniveers.

Rajesh Aggarwal Photo: Vikram Sharma

Linkages between education and industry continue to be weak as the country needs an estimated 187 million new jobs. Outlook’s Ashutosh Bhardwaj spoke to Ministry of Skill Develop­ment and Entrep­reneurship’s Secretary Rajesh Aggarwal about the social challenges in implementing vocational courses, women unemployment and the ministry’s plans for Agniveers. Edited excerpts...

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