pCommerce – India’s Leap towards Becoming World Skill Capital

Posted by abhi611
April 27, 2017

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India, a nation with high populace, stipulated to grow at an equally faster pace has an edge over other nations, thanks to the Demographic dividend it enjoys. But to cash in on this dividend there need to be policies which are amicable, in place. Another factor vital to push this endeavour is skill development.

Contrarily there also are nations with humongous economic, natural resources facing a dearth of workforce. This disparity in demand and supply of workforce has encouraged emigration on a large scale from populous countries.

After advent of Oil in the Gulf in early and mid-20th century, flow of emigrant workforce to these countries saw a sudden spike. The territories of Gulf have appeared as one of the favourite employment destinations not only among Indians but the seekers across the world. USA no behind in the race, accounts for the most number of students and educated individuals migrating to.

Indians Migrating to various parts of the world


Well, the employment opportunities in foreign land has driven Indians since a long time. More than seven million Indians currently live and work in the oil-rich Gulf nations. The vast majority of them are in Saudi Arabia, UAE and Kuwait while the others are spread across Oman, Bahrain, and Qatar. While 88% of UAE population is expats, Indians are the highest in number making up almost 30% of the total UAE population.

Talking in terms of remittance, India was the world’s leading receiver of remittances, claiming more than 12% of the world’s remittances in 2015. 25 million members of the Indian diaspora contributed about $69 billion in terms of remittances in 2015.

All these stats clearly indicate to the fact that India slowly but definitely is moving towards becoming the skill supplier worldwide. The mammoth task of skills development in India and transformation of the nation into the skills capital of the world is not something that can be achieved by the government alone. India a country with people especially youth, as a resource should focus more on the efficient utilization of the same. In order to attain this colossal task, more and more private players need to jump in and contribute to the upcoming yet obscure pCommerce space.

People-commerce or pCommerce, word creating a lot of buzz these days, simply refers to an effective integration of technology and other resources towards developing, portraying and using peoples skills in order to fulfilling existing workforce requirements. Establishing more of such platforms in India working in this p-commerce space is the need of the hour. Very few start-ups such as Youth4work are currently working towards filling this void in the people’s space.

If more of such ventures surface in the pCommerce space in coming time, India will definitely emerge as a promising market for talent in the global scenario and there will be no force stopping India from becoming World Skill Capital.


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