We are facing a major challenge today- rising disparities in income level leading to social tensions. The underlying reason for this problem is high unemployment and gross underemployment. The recent ILO report states that job creation in India is not expected to pick up pace in 2017-18 representing a near-stagnation in percentage terms. Unemployment in India is expected to touch 18 million in 2018 as against 17.7 million in 2017. The best way, it appears, to address this issue is to move towards sustainable development, which is a powerful tool to reduce inequality and create livelihoods. One of the driving factors for sustainable development is the creation of green jobs and careers that can generate employment to blue-collar workers. Besides, it can provide opportunities for entrepreneurship and self-employment in emerging sectors like renewable energy, water treatment, green construction, eco-friendly retail and so on.
Message from Chairman CSD
Developing green skills is the need of the hour to save the planet and manage our resources wisely. Green Skills Academy is the first of its kind in India to achieve this laudable objective. It trains people at the grass-root level in things that matter today - Renewable Energy, Water Conservation, Managing Waste Water and Cleaning Up Cities. It also helps achieve another national goal - Creating jobs with skill.