People within the BJP eco-system, its cronies and middlemen are diverting crores of public money meant for skilling of youth under the Skill India Mission. These middlemen and touts use details like Aadhaar numbers of unsuspecting people to project them as beneficiaries of Skill India, and thereby avail the benefits. A government-appointed Sharda Prasad committee criticised the Modi Govt in its report last year for setting an unachievable target of skilling 40 Cr youth. The committee had further found that the Modi government had been missing its targets over the previous two years as far as skilling the workforce was concerned. As per data reported on Skill Development Management System (SDMS) portal, out of the 50 lakh candidates trained, only 9.68 lakh have been placed in various sectors across the country as on 10.07.2018
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CAG report pointed out irregularities in the execution of Sujalam Sufalam Yojana, a scheme aimed at ensuring better water resources management. Gujarat government failed miserably in the completion of the project, even after wasting an excess of Rs 452.5 crore for the project. They spent Rs 911 crore as against the estimated amount of Rs 458.50 crore.
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49% shares of Pipavav Power Company (of Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation) were sold to Swan Energy for Rs 381 crore without inviting tenders. In other words, this was Swan Energy getting government permission to walk away with Rs 14,296 crore after having to invest only Rs 381 crore.
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