New Delhi: Singling out human resource as India's biggest strength in the quest for economic development, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said focus on the sector would help the country become a developed nation.
Modi said at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas here that there was an urgent need to build infrastructure on the basis of Public-Public Partnership models to train more teachers.
He also emphasised the need for focusing on comprehensive skill development of the workers to build a powerful knowledge-based Indian society in the 21st century.
The capacity, expertise and knowledge of youth power would hold the key to any development process. The Gujarat government has established several unique universities to ensure inclusive growth through skill development, teachers education, children education, public health education and soft skill development, Modi said.
Listing the achievements of his state, the Gujarat Chief Minister said, in order to upgrade the standards of education and to provide best teachers, the state has started Indian Institute of Teachers' Education.
"For developing expertise in the field of forensic science, a Forensic Science University has been started and for focus on public health care, Gujarat has also established Indian Institute of Public Health with Public Private Partnership (PPP)," he said.
He said Gujarat would soon have a new transport city and new industrial cities in the state.
Holding that while IT held sway in the last decade, the next couple of years would be a boom for environment technology.
First Published: Saturday, January 09, 2010, 21:15