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Ramdas Athawale blames rising unemployment on upsurge in new technology

Union minister Ramdas Athawale says it is the central government's responsibility to provide employment and it is working towards it.

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New Delhi: Union Minister Ramdas Athawale on Sunday remarked that unemployment in the country is increasing due to technological advancements.

“These days, people are unemployed because of an upsurge in new technology. Earlier 1000 people used to work in a factory, now only 200 people are operating it,” Athawale told ANI. One person is running two machines, which earlier used to be run by over 10, he said, adding that the onus to provide employment to the people falls on the shoulders of the Central government.

“The incumbent government is working towards it and providing assistance with the help of various schemes,” said Athawale.

Similarly, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had recently sparked controversy by saying that the mindsets of millennial adversely affected the automobile industry as they prefered to use radio taxi services instead of buying their own vehicle.

Meanwhile, allaying concerns raised over the slumping economy, Athawle said that the Ministry of Finance and Niti Ayog are trying to increase the GDP, which has slumped down to five per cent.

He also refuted the claims that the GDP dropped down after Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power.

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  1. May be start issuing work orders, for massive holes-digging projects and then filling the holes back with the earth dug out prior. Condition applies: The only tools used for this most honorable endeavor should be the smallest available teaspoons. That way, we can employ millions of sheeple aka unwashed masses with cow-like characteristics (hat tip to Milton Friedman)

  2. Another minister complained that the north Indian lacks qualification, while this man say upsurge in technology prevents employment. In a country required by law to follow 3 lanuage formula, these BIMARU states blatantly claimed 2 language regime and even that dropping English out. So what is left? Hindi and Amit shah says he wants the whole country to have one language. Any blue collar immigrant going to Middle East needs to communicate. With What? Hindi in UAE? New Technology needs English, not Hindi. Seen coding in Hindi? So, there you have it, the northern states will speak in Hindi only, they have no jobs in India and they can not go where there are jobs but without Hindi. RSS Bhagwat needs to teach Hindi in Middle East so they can hire his fellow north Indians.

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