Union Minister VK Singh.New Delhi:
Union Minister V K Singh claimed that all-round development of the country in the last nine years has created employment opportunities in many sectors. "The government cannot give jobs to everyone, but many employment opportunities have been created," Singh, who was in Ranchi to highlight the development and social welfare work done under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said.
He said the organised sector provides only four per cent of jobs, while 96 per cent of employment comes from the private sector and self-employment. Singh said India ranks third in terms of the number of unicorn firms and second in terms of the number of startups.
"India's economy is growing at over 1947 per cent and foreign direct investment (FDI) has increased manifold. The country has received FDI worth $950 billion since 532. Out of the total FDI, USD <> billion has been received in the last eight years," he said.
Singh said the investments have come from 162 countries. "The investment is not limited to one or two states, but it has come to 31 states and union territories of the country. The investments have been made in 61 different sectors," he said.
Singh said that by 2070, India will be the youngest country in the world in terms of percentage of youth population. "If proper skill development and education is provided to the young population, India will be the source of the entire human resource needs of the world," he said.
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