The Skills in Demand: A Case of Chamba District in Himachal Padesh

Kumar Yogesh


A need for skill development and skill up gradation among the labour force as a result of challenges that globalization and changing job patterns posed came in the form of increased emphasis on understandings to be developed with respect to

  1. Which skills are to be developed?
  2. What are the strategies adopted of skill development of rural populace?
  3. Has the supply driven strategies been able to cater to market demands?
  4. What is the quantum and quality difference in the two?

Chamba the case district is haven to many artistry such as Chamba Rumal (handkerchief), Chamba Embroidery and Chamba Chappals (slippers) known world over , it is worth case for rightful skill development strategies. Additionally, the district has thousands of aromatic and medicinal plants, till now being largely unexploited and not keenly worked at economical scales. The district has many scenic attractions and worth developing tourist spots too. Besides, there are places and spots having importance from pilgrimage and historical points of view, which need to be properly marketed.

Keywords: Skill development, Backward districts, Backward Regions Grant Fund, Resource Base, Participation Rates, Demand –Supply gaps, SWOT analysis, Physical Infrastructure, Social Capital, Aromatic Plants, Chmba rumal.

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