Analysis of skill enhancement of unorganised sector in thane district
Dr. Prashant Bhagat
Skill enhancement is considered as a panacea to socioeconomic problems. Some skills in unorganized workers not only provide self- employment, but help in correcting regional disparities and more equal distribution of wealth. Skill enhancement and development among informal or unorganized sections, that is, scheduled tribes and other backward class, is the need of the hour in the present context of, privatization. The disinvestment policies of the government have adverse effects on generation of employment opportunities, in the public sector. Obviously, the most affected people are from scheduled tribes and other backward castes. The socioeconomic backwardness of scheduled castes and tribes, VJNT/NT, other backward classes and ultra poor from upper classes can be found in their dependence on agriculture, illiteracy, lower awareness levels, incidence of poverty, and underemployment. Researcher attempted in this paper to probe into the research question such as whether there is an association between demographic characteristics and skill development of people from unorganized groups ? The study inferred that there was an association between gender, social status, marital status, education, occupational background, skill development programme except age of the respondents. The study suggested that special SDPs should be framed to train disadvantaged group in unorganized sector. In addition, necessary support of finance, infrastructure, and marketing should be extended to the unorganized workers adequately and timely.