Narendra Modi criticises centre for not developing skilled manpower
Gandhinagar: The central government lacked the vision to harness the skills of the youth, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi said and added that had the country invested in its youth power, it could have skipped many difficulties.
"Unemployment is a big problem. On one hand, there is demand for skilled labourers and on the other hand there is lack of skilled manpower. There is no leader or government to work towards making the two ends meet," Modi said here Wednesday while addressing the National Conference on Skill Development.
"In Gujarat, we have done many things on that direction, but it would have been better had the central government done it."
The conference was organised by the Labour and Employment Department of the Gujarat government along with Confederation of Indian Industry.
Modi said development is the centre of gravity and where there is skilled manpower, development is bound to happen at that place. "Those states which will focus on skilled manpower will get more investments."
Citing Planning Commission report of 2008, he said in India only two percent of job seekers get jobs, while in Japan it is 80 percent and Britain 68 percent.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Is Akhilesh Yadav overlooking Muslims as Mulayam Singh alleged?
- 24 dead after boat carrying 40 capsizes in river Ganga in Patna; many still missing
- My father wanted me to be a man of character: Navjot Singh Siddhu
- Dr Subhash Chandra Show: What characteristics define a true leader?
- Tourists flock to Manali as snowfall takes a short break
- Abhishek Bachchan reveals the moment when Aishwarya Rai said 'yes' to him
- India vs England, 1st ODI: As it happened...
- India vs England, Pune ODI: MS Dhoni still the boss; convinces Virat Kohli with spot on DRS call — WATCH
- India vs England, 1st ODI: Ravichandran Aswhin steals the show with huge six — WATCH
- Petrol price hiked by 42 paisa per litre, diesel by Rs 1.03 a litre