Key to Education is Skill Development says CM

More attention is required to the quality of education and skill development described Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Wednesday, to enable the country to compete with the developed world. Releasing two volumes of the National Commission for Enterprises in the Unorganised Sector's report on 'The Challenge of Employment in India: An Informal Economy Perspective.' Sheila Dikshit said, 'When Commission chairman Arjun Sengupta submitted the report to me on Tuesday, I frankly told him that I don't even know household economics and that I had done practical work all my life!'

Pointing out that we need to upgrade the country's rural infrastructure, noted economist G.K. Chaddha said that there was a need to provide alternative avenues to people working in agricultural areas. He added, 'We must focus on skill development and vocational education. We need to have more people who can ride trucks, buses and repair bicycles.' Describing the report as comprehensive and competent, Prof. Chaddha said it had thrown open a large number of findings and brought fresh insights on economic inadequacy in the unorganised sector.

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