Saturday, October 22, 2016

Civil aviation sector can create 6 mn jobs in 10 years with right skilling: Jayant Sinha

The civil aviation sector has the potential to create about 1 million direct jobs in the next ten years. Given a six- fold multiplier effect that jobs in this sector have, this can lead to the creation of about 6 million jobs – direct and indirect - in the next ten years, minister of state for civil aviation Jayant Sinha has said.

Since most of the jobs in the civil aviation sector tend to be of high value, this would go a long way in improving the economic condition of a large number of young people, he said.

He said  the civil aviation sector can reasonably be expected to grow at an average rate of about 10-12 per cent over the next ten years. However, to achieve this, India needs to fill the gap between the demand for skilled manpower for a huge variety of trades in the sector.

Stressing on the need for world class training and skilling, he said, this can raise the employability of our people across the world. Sinha also flagged the issue of non-availability of land to build airports as another constraint for growth of the sector.
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