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Govt failed to help youth hone their skills: Modi

BJP’s prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday came down heavily on the Centre for its ‘lax approach’ towards skill development in youth and said that the government has mastered the art of forming and disbanding committees on the issue.

He accused the Centre of losing precious time in imparting skill development training to youths due to its flip-flop and mis-governance.

‘In 2008, the Centre formed the Ministers National Centre for Skill Development. Thereafter, it constituted a Skill Development Board. Both are doing nothing today,’ Modi said in his inaugural address at the National Conference of Skill Development at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar on Wednesday.

‘Then in 2009, it came up with a National Skill Policy. An office of advisory was opened in Prime Minister’s Office for skill development,’ Modi said.

‘But they did not stop there and thereafter, constituted a National Skill Development Agency’, he said.
‘But, in 2013, it disbanded all the committees it formed from 2008-13. The Centre has mastered how to form committees and disband it,’ he said.

‘And then, they started looking at what Gujarat was doing. And Gujarat has done what the Centre could not think or do,’ Modi claimed.
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