Over 19 lakh literate, semi-literate unemployed youths in Assam

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Skill, Employment and Entrepreneurship Development Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary on Wednesday said that the state has more than 19 lakh literate and semi-literate unemployed youths, who have registered themselves in the employment exchanges.

Replying to AIUDF MLA Abul Kalam Azad’s query, Patowary stated that a total of 19,63,376 persons with educational and semi-educational skills have registered till December 31, 2017.

Out of the above mentioned number of unemployed youths, 16,65,866 are educated, said the Minister.

The rest 2,97,510 are unskilled, who are not 10th pass and do not have any technical knowledge, he added.

Patowary, however, did not share any information on how many people have been given employment in the last three financial years saying that the data is sought from various departments.

He listed out a serious of programmes initiated by the government to provide skill development trainings to the unemployed youths across the state.

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