Help wanted - India's 'Make in India' drive lacks skilled labour

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  • Tuesday, 30 Dec 2014

A student climbs a scaffolding at an outdoor classroom at the Larsen & Toubro (L&T) construction skills training institute in Panvel, in the western Indian state of Maharashtra November 18, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

MUMBAI (Reuters) - In a classroom of construction firm Larsen & Toubro's training centre outside the Indian city of Mumbai, an instructor lifts up a tool and shows it to his students: "Clawhandle," he tells them.

"Clawhandle," chant back the young men, gathered under a picture of Vishwakarma, the Hindu god for craftsmen.

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