Workforce Assessment: Is Panipat ready for its 4th battle?
Rahul Saini and Swati Agarwal list simple solutions that can have a powerful impact on the looming war on jobless growth in Panipat and help realise the potential of Skill India in the district
Panipat, a part of the northern Indian plains, holds an important place in history. From the mid-16th century, it has witnessed three historical battles. The first established the Mughal rule, the second strengthened the reign of Akbar in the country, and the last broke the Maratha ambition to rule over India. Apart from this, Panipat also has a story of rapid industrialization, especially in the textile sector. Currently, more than 50% of total handloom export from India comes from Panipat, whose handloom industry generates over Rs. 4,000 crores and more than two lakh jobs within the district. Over 75% of all barrack blankets for the armed forces are sourced from the district.