It’s about jobs in industry - Dr Naushad Forbes

Creating millions of high-quality jobs requires that we prioritise labour-intensive industry

On April 1, 2019, in the article “It’s about jobs” (Business Standard), I argued that India’s essential need is to create millions of high-quality jobs, those with the potential for consistent productivity growth. That requires us to get the supply of quality talent right — improving our skilling programme, school quality, and female participation in the workforce. This second article in the series is about demand in industry: We need millions of good jobs in manufacturing companies to absorb the supply of millions of well-educated and trained women and men.

Ref: Business Standard, 29 April 2019