National manufacturing policy aims to provide 100 mn new jobs

The national manufacturing policy aims to provide 100 million jobs, out of which 25 per cent new positions will be hi-tech and the remaining 75 per cent will be medium tech, a senior government official said here.
“The national manufacturing policy aims to provide 100 million jobs, out of which 25 per cent new jobs will be hi-tech and the remaining 75 per cent will be medium tech,” Department of Heavy Industry Secretary Girish Shankar said here.
“Currently 80% of the present jobs are low tech and in the capital goods sector alone, we have the challenge of training an additional 5 million into medium and hi-tech skill sets,” said the official.
After inaugurating the 10th edition of WIN INDIA trade fair for manufacturing, logistics, warehousing, factory automation and heavy engineering here, Shankar said, for this we have set up the capital goods skill development council which provides the framework and skill standards for these jobs.
“Under the new capital goods scheme, we are going to set up 5 mega skill training centres in different regions of the country which will provide the necessary knowledge content.
“The council enlists and certifies training institutions which are being proposed on an entrepreneurship model, and in some cases DHI will also provide grants to create training capacities. This should create the framework to substantially share the load to train 5 million workers in the next 5 years,” Shankar said.
The trade fair also saw participation from 10 countries like Germany, China, Italy, India, Netherlands, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, UAE and USA