Mumbai 26/11. A disaster, both in terms of the tragedy that unfolded and the lack of preparedness, coordination, and civic and official response it resulted in. But this is a story that has been told many a time in the Indian landscape.
The National Electricity Policy envisages “Power for all by 2012” and per capita availability of power to be increased to over 1,000 units by 2011-12. To achieve this, it is proposed to add over 78,000 MW in the 11th Plan, during the first two years of which we have added only 14,000 MW.
Providing quality education to children from Classes I to XII under one roof in over 1,000 schools, catering to nearly 950,000 students on a regular and sustainable basis can challenge the organisational and managerial capabilities of any department, especially if it is government-run.
Education is the foundation for sustainable development because it is critical to improving health, nutrition and productivity. The education goal is thus central to meeting the other goals. The Rural Litigation and Entitlement Kendra (RLEK), a non-government organisation based in Dehradun,
India has a huge brand name internationally in supplying skilled manpower. According to one estimate, at any point of time, around five million Indians work abroad. With its demographic
Job losses are a reality today around the world. India is no exception. Around half a million low-level workers have lost their jobs in recent months, according to the Ministry of Labour.
The National Knowledge Commission (NKC), constituted in June 2005, was entrusted with the task of preparing a blueprint for reform of our knowledge related institutions and infrastructure.
Recognising that India’s demographic profile, with 550 million below the age of 25, has the potential to constitute one-fourth of the global workforce by 2020, it seeks to arrive at a focused agenda for education and skill development to harness this.
The demographic dividend that everyone sees India reaping in the coming days may well turn out to be a demographic time-bomb, if the mismatch between required qualifications and competencies, and education continues to dog the Indian educational system.
January 23, 2008: It was a day to remember - the highest independently instituted civilian honours that salute people, projects and institutions which went the extra mile to make India a better country. Over the past seven years that the Skoch Challenger Awards have been conferred,
With the Indian textiles and clothing industry expected to reach $85 billion by the year 2010, the gap in the demand and the supply of skilled manpower is expected to be 2 million, especially as the present institutional structure is seen to be inadequate to bridge this gap, both in quantitative and qualitative terms.