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Government to create 70 million jobs in 11th plan
May 9, 2007 - 7:52:30 PM

New Delhi, May 9 - The government Wednesday said it will create 70 million new job opportunities during the 11th five-year plan of 2007-12.

This plan by the government includes both skilled and unskilled people, Minister of State for Labour and Employment Oscar Fernandes informed the Rajya Sabha in a written reply.

In order to tackle the problem of unemployment among both educated and uneducated persons, the Government is attempting special employment generation programmes, he said.

The special programmes include Swarnajayanti Gram Swarojgar Yojana, Sampoorna Grameen Rojgar Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana, Prime Minister's Rojgar Yojana, Swarna Jayanti Shahari Rozgar Yojana.

Government is also implementing National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme in the 313 identified districts of the country, which provides for at least 100 days of guaranteed wage employment in a financial year to every household in the rural areas whose adult members volunteer to do unskilled manual work, the minister said.

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