How to train your population

More than 90 per cent of India’s labour force lacks formal training. And 365 million people are set to join the workforce over the next decade. Without vocational skills, these masses will be irrelevant to the country’s economic growth. Meera Siva looks at how the gap can be bridged, in this special report. »

NSDC: Aiming to harness the demographic dividend

The agency is leading efforts to skill 150 m Indians by 2022 »

Bridging the gap

What will it take for India Inc to have a well-skilled workforce? Here’s what the experts say: »

Leading the multitude: What it will take to build a nation of skilled people

Despite Govt help and many people working towards this end, there are numerous obstacles »

Runway to nowhere

Ashwini Phadnis

As many as 15 new airports have been cleared by the Centre over the last several years. Most are progressing at snail’s pace, says Ashwini Phadnis »


Upcoming residential project at Sriperumbudur. - Photo : Bijoy Ghosh

Home, cheap home

R Balaji

With thousands of workers, Sriperumbudur has a big affordable housing market »


Nokia plant at Sriperumbudur. - Photo : Bijoy Ghosh

Disconnecting people

TE Raja Simhan

Nokia as we knew it no longer exists. Current and former employees of the firm’s Chennai plant are struggling to cope with that reality. »


For India Files : Nameboards of companies at Sriperumbudur Industrial Zone.
Photo : Bijoy Ghosh
To go with Raja Simhan's story

A drop in the ocean

R Balaji

Nokia accounted for only a very small part of Sriperumbudur’s economic output »
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