Chennai, Nov 14 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Saturday stressed on the importance of education and skill development for the economic growth of Muslims in India.
Speaking at the United Economic Forum (UEF) Summit 2015 held here, Sayeed said the Sachar Committee’s findings and recommendations should be the guide for the upliftment of Muslims.
Sayeed said the Sachar Committee found that the status of Muslims in many areas was poorer than that of the scheduled castes and scheduled tribes.
He said the Sachar Committee had recommended setting up good quality schools in localities where Muslims live and separate schools for girls.
He said educational backwardness was the main reason for the Muslim community not progressing economically.
Sayeed said skill development is also a factor of economic growth and that ITIs should be set up.