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Why Make in India or Startup India mean little with a potential workforce that mostly lacks the requisite skills, and no government can remedy that overnight

Budget 2019: No skill, no job

Why Make in India or Startup India mean little with a potential workforce that mostly lacks the requisite skills, and no government can remedy that overnight

Make in India is doubtless an important means to generate, among other things, “millions of jobs” and worth reiterating year after year, but the multi-billion dollar question—which was asked in the Economic Survey of 2016-17—is: What to make in India—manufacturing or services.

The debate clearly shouldn’t be manufacturing vis-a-vis services but about providing the relevant skills to the unemployable in sectors like banking and health.

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India's unemployment rate in April rises to 7.6%

Factory activity expanded at its slowest pace in eight months in April as growth in new orders and output dipped as the general election got under way

India’s unemployment rate in April rose to 7.6 percent, the highest since October 2016, and up from 6.71 percent in March, according to data compiled by the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) released late on Wednesday.

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