“Real Estate Sector should invest in skill training in rural areas,” says Rajiv Pratap Rudy
Addressing the 14th National convention of NAREDCO, Minister of State (Independent Charge) Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajiv Pratap Rudy highlighted a shortage of skilled manpower in the real estate sector. Rudy said the real estate developers need to tap the workforce at its origin and train them there before utilising them to their benefit.
“Real estate sector needs a lot of skilled workforce. But there is not enough emphasis on skills training. In fact, real estate sector needs to create facilities for skill training but for this to be effective these facilities need to be created at the places where the places from where the workforce originates that is in the rural areas of the country from where they come. This would help the sector in the longer run,” said Rudy.
Taking a cue from Mr. Rudy’s remarks NAREDCO said they have their own plans to set up training facilities in various parts of India and these centres would be operational soon. NAREDCO feels that modern technology and skill development should work in harmony for better results.
Mr. Parveen Jain, President, NAREDCO said “There are no two views about the importance of modern technology in real estate sector. For best results, modern technology and Skill Development should go hand in hand.”
Developers feel that land pooling and rehabilitation of slum dwellers after procuring land for development are two other major aspects that the government and the real estate sector should look into.