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What careers to look upon for next 5 years in the blue-collar sector of India

'New India by 2022'

19th Mar 2018
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On 15th Aug 2017, PM Narendra Modi, while addressing the nation on 71st Independence Day, shared about a vision called ‘Sankalp Se Siddhi’ i.e. New India Movement (2017-2022) with a dream to make India free of poverty, dirt, corruption, terrorism, casteism or communalism.

So 2018 for Niti Aayog, the government’s think tank with the PM as its chairman, is a challenging year to give shape to New India Movement (2017-2022) where prime focus is on areas like agriculture, malnutrition, higher education, and jobs. The objective is not only to create a number of jobs but to create high-quality jobs.

India is set to become the youngest nation in the world by 2020 with 64% of its population will be in the working age group. Whereas other countries are ageing, it offers an advantage to India to further contribute towards its GDP. Initiatives like Skill India, Make in India, Startup India or Digital India have been introduced to realize the vision of ‘New India’ i.e. ‘Sankalp Se Siddhi’ for which India needs to improve ease of doing business, simplify investment rules, push India’s export etc.

Careers to Look Upon in 2018-19:

Agriculture: Agriculture is one of the focus areas for Niti Aayog as per the vision to create a New India by 2022. So for the people of India, this could be a golden opportunity to switch a career in the agriculture industry to take the benefits as well as contribute towards this vision.

Education: Higher education is another focus area covered under the vision of New India. To improve education standards or to make quality education accessible to all parts of the country will be one of the objectives for the government. So people in India can look for a career in the education industry.

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Startups: With the focus of Niti Aayog to improve ease of setting up and doing business in India along with initiatives like Startup India and Make in India, jobs in startup industry can be a good option for one to look for. There are many different types of jobs even for blue-collar job seekers to look for in startup industry such as sales and marketing, IT, administrative, management, technician, manufacturing, production etc.

Logistics: In Dec 2017, Rajiv Kumar, the vice-chairman of Niti Aayog, stated that “Export promotion is critical.” Where they will promote the export of such products which are employment intensive. Job seekers can look for a career in logistics or export industry as more and quality jobs will be created in this sector.

So, these are some of the best careers to look upon for next 5 years in the blue collar sector in India.
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