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RSTF-7 “UTTARAKHAND @ 20” Curated by Sustainable Development Forum, Uttaranchal “HR, EDP & Skills”

VoW 2019 | November 17 – 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm | |

RSTF-7 “UTTARAKHAND @ 20” Curated by Sustainable Development Forum, Uttaranchal “HR, EDP & Skills”

Ranjit Sinha, Kamal Ghansala, Dwarka Prasad Uniyal & Sushil Ramola Chair: B K Joshi Book Launch : State of Himalayan Farmers and Farming

Report

It’s been 20 years since the creation of the state of Uttarakhand and we have come a long way. Many of the concerning issues have been addressed and resolved in time. Today’s one of the main concerns is the problem of skill development and human resource in the state. Though the region’s flourishing with high economy and good trade, the government is lacking in human resource development.

Today, at VoW, the need for effective workforce was sermonized by Dwarka Prasad Uniyal, Sushil Ramola by B K Joshi during the session on “HR, EDP & Skills”. They discussed on the demand for skills which are for the future. Rather than focusing on rote-learning, the educational institutions should look for the skills that will help the students to work on innovative endeavors. The students should be trained in technical and vocational courses so that they can generously work for the society. Moreover, they should make them job creators, not job seekers. With record high statistics on unemployment, the centre should be more concerned about looking for investment in creating more jobs. In the ever changing landscape of the world, there is a huge requirement for expertise in good industrial and organisational design.

During the session, ” State of Himalayan Farmers and Farming ” was launched, which was funded FAO. The book was a report which concentrates on the condition of the cultivators and the amount of food being produced in the region. While the consumers are in the urbans, their numbers never indicate the contribution of the farmers. So, the report is made to explain how self-employed work with what they have. It is seen that majority of the women work as self-employed workers, doing odd jobs in farming, services and craft. Thus the women must be given proper vocational education on the mechanism of the business and teach the technical know-how.

At its 20th year of inception, we need to give the people more confidence, improve productivity and give direction for proper skill development. Every job aspirant should be given proper in soft skills to help them lead a proper and decent life.

The main goal is to create opportunities, space and scope for the development of the talents of the  youth and to develop more of those sectors which have already been put under skill development for the last so many years and also to identify new sectors for skill development. The emphasis is to skill the youths in such a way so that they get employment and also improve entrepreneurship.

Provides training, support and guidance for all occupations that were of the traditional type like carpenters, cobblers, welders, blacksmiths, masons, nurses, tailors, weavers etc.

It’s not that we do not have any skill development programme already.It is time to open up avenues by which the youth accepts responsibility and no one remains idle because an idle youth is a burden to the economy. The economy should concentrate on job creation and social security schemes. With this new approach towards skill development,Uttarakhand can definitely move forward towards its targeted results.

By Abhay Majhi, St. Stephens College, New Delhi

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