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Budget 2019: Education sector to be biggest employer by 2030; needs massive push

To support the world’s third largest economy, India needs quality human resources of diverse character, skills and knowledge.

By 2030, every second person in India will be associated with the education sector either as a student or as a worker. By employing around 54-80 million workers, roughly 7-8 per cent of the total workforce, the education sector will emerge as the largest employer in the $10 trillion dollar Indian economy in 2030. To support the world’s third largest economy, India needs quality human resources of diverse character, skills and knowledge. Does India have a plan to meet the huge investment needs required to accomplish the knowledge and livelihood aspirations of its young population? Is there a plan in place to create a quality labour force?

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