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We should not miss industrial revolution this time:Dharmendra Pradhan

Bhubaneswar:15/9/17:Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today made a pitch for skill development so that those entering the workforce find decent job matches, saying “we should not miss industrial revolution this time”.

The Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister

said that four key stakeholders – centre, states, NGOs and civil society – needs to work together in the area of skill development.

“We must be prepared and should not miss the industrial revolution this time,” he said here at the Global Skills Summit.

Every year about 1 – 1.5 crore people are coming into employable category and there is need to “create an enabling ecosystem of skill development so that they get decent job opportunities”, he added.

The minister said challenges of industrial revolution 4.0 and automation have to be accepted by the country.

He said over 5 per cent of the people in the workforce are not skilled.

“We need to create an ecosystem in which people think that the work they are doing are helping in improving their skills and creating jobs for others too,” he added.

In developed countries, skilled manpower is about 50 per cent to 90 per cent but in India it is about 10 per cent, he said.

Further, the minister, who also holds petroleum ministry portfolio, said he has worked hard in the last three years and has learnt a lot but now a days facing heat because of fuel prices.

Speaking at the summit, FICCI Skills Development Committee Chairman T V Mohandas Pai said the government should come out with the data of job creation as it is not possible to have economic growth without people earnings.


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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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