Govt. committed to creating 100 million jobs within a decade: Mukherjee

Last Updated: Thu, Feb 21, 2013 07:50 hrs

President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday said the government is committed to creating 100 million jobs within a decade.

Addressing the joint session of Parliament at the start of the Budget Session, Mukherjee said: "My government remains committed to increasing the share of manufacturing to 25 percent of GDP and creating 100 million jobs within a decade."

"Under the National Manufacturing Policy, 12 National Investment and Manufacturing Zones stand notified, 8 of them along the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor and 4 others at Nagpur, Tumkur, Chittor and Medak," he said.

"The government has also liberalized the FDI policy in single-brand and multi-brand retail trading, air transport services, power exchanges and the broadcasting sector. The E-Biz project has been launched to serve as a 24x7 online single window system for providing services to investors and businesses," he added.

Mukherjee further said that Rajiv Awas Yojana has been extended to all small and medium towns with the target to make one million houses. (ANI)

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