Pearl Tiwari outlined the opportunity for skilling to enhance off-farm livelihoods in the Times of India Blog this month:
"There is a huge #opportunity in rural areas for the growth of numerous off-farm sector activities and in particular, the #healthcare sector. The #pandemic has focused the spotlight on our poorly equipped public healthcare system and the shortage of frontline workers i.e. Nursing cadres, #lab technicians, paramedics, and ASHA workers. In the coming years there is expected to be spurt in demand for these professions, one that the #skilltraining institutes need to respond to, by offering a greater number of healthcare courses," notes Pearl Tiwari - CEO, ACF in an article written for the Times of India.