Mountain Voice TV: Mr. Cyril R. Raphel of SBMA, Uttarakhand India talks about. It’s evident that despite the higher rates of literacy and better indices of primary, secondary and higher education, the economic growth in the mountains are not matching.There is a disconnect between the quality of education and measures we adopt in judging the levels of education in the mountains. We need to see that, whether the education is relevant and usable for mountain region. It has been observed that there has been less attention towards various livelihood means in horticulture, agriculture and tourism sector while people in the region could do better in these sectors.
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