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2.5L youth to get skills training in one year: Deshpande

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The government is aiming at imparting skills and job training to 2.5 lakh youth in the next one year, Skill Development Minister R V Deshpande announced on Monday.

Addressing a press conference after holding a meeting with skill development department officials, Deshpande said the government would make efforts to ensure placements to at least 70% of those trained.

Deshpande recalled that it was the previous Congress regime that had started an exclusive skill development department. He said the department had achieved a lot in the last two years.

“Jobs are available in the market, only we need to train suitable candidates to meet the requirements,” he said. A Skill Development Authority will come up at Kengeri, Bengaluru, he added.

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