Towards a synergy of policy in India: Education and Manufacturing
Dr. Misra SN, Sanjaya Ku Ghadai
There has been several policy initiatives,rnboth in education and manufacturing sector, since independence; coupled withrnideological shift; PSU driven to PPP as the template for growth. The NationalrnManufacturing Policy (2011) has been a welcome change to setup manufacturingrnhubs with a view to generating high employment & propelling our exportrnfootprint. The RTE Act, 2009 has been an equally salutary policy move to ensurernuniversal access to primary education. The recent initiatives likernMake-In-India and Ease of Doing Business are a logical continuum to the freernmarket spirit that dots our policy space. The paper brings out the major trendsrnin our education and manufacturing policy and highlights the short falls inrnquality of education, research and skill creation which affect our keen desirernto be a global manufacturing hub like China. It underscores the importance ofrnadequate allocation to education and research, improving the climate to bringrnin more FDI and long term investment in manufacturing by reputed globalrnmanufacturing hubs and establishing the right synergy between the states andrnthe centre in concurrent subjects like Education and Manufacturing. Therncritical dimension of quality which is at the heart of TFP model of Solow tornbring economies of scale need to be realized in order to achieve our dream tornbe a major Asian power without alienating the traditionally marginallyrnsegments.