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Delhi govt to set up 70 world-class skill centres in 2 yrs

Delhi govt to set up 70 world-class skill centres in 2 yrs
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Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday announced setting up of 70 world-class skill centres in Delhi, saying his government will take every step...

New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday announced setting up of 70 world-class skill centres in Delhi, saying his government will take every step for employment generation amid a "wavering economy" hit by demonetisation and GST.

The new skill centers will be completed in the next two years and will have the capacity to train 70,000 students, Kejriwal said at a job fair organised at Thyagraj Stadium here.

At present, the economy of the country is passing through a challenging phase, he said and added that job opportunities in the private and government sectors are on the decline.

"The economy is wavering... It is passing through a challenging phase following demonestisation and implementation of the Goods and Services Tax.

We will work for creation of maximum job opportunities for the youth," he said. The chief minister said the new skill centres will be based on the model of the one developed by the Delhi government with the help of Singapore in Vivek Vihar.

"By August next year, 25 of the new centres will be completed. Each centre will have the capacity to train 1,000 students," he said.

Kejriwal said his government will promote trade and industry in the national capital to boost employment.

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