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Govt. has taken various steps to remove unemployment in the country: Minister

New Delhi ,

The government today said that it has taken various steps to remove unemployment in the country. In a written reply in Lok Sabha, Minister of Labour and Employment Shri Bandaru Dattatreya said that employment has been generated through encouraging private sector, fast tracking various projects involving substantial investment and increasing public expenditure on different schemes. He said that the government has also decided to strategically promote labour intensive manufacturing and expand employment opportunities by promoting tourism and agro-based industries.

The Minister said that the 12th Five Year Plan projects five crore new work opportunities to be generated in the non-farm sector. He said that the National Manufacturing Policy of the government targets to create ten crore jobs by the year 2022.