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Change mindsets, train workforce properly

Padma Shri Irshad Mirza, a leather manufacturer, speaks at the HT Conclave in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.

lucknow Updated: May 27, 2012 16:15 IST
Hindustan Times

Irshad Mirza called for a change in the mindset of the bureaucracy.

"The bureaucrats think a lot. What is required is to put those thoughts to good and proper use," he said.

He also said the work force must be provided with proper training. Doing so would not only increase employment, but also add to productivity.

"There is an education cess of 3% that we pay, where about 2% is for technical education. But do the labourers, who actually require technical education, get it? Labourers cannot get educated in the flashy institutes since these do not have courses customized to meet the demands of the labour class," he said.

He also raised the issue of the labourers' financial security. Besides, he suggested power supply should be made tax free so that even smaller units could generate their own power.

First Published: May 27, 2012 16:14 IST