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10 lakh enrolments under ‘Skill India’

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New Delhi: The Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), the flagship of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, has completed 10 lakh enrolments under the scheme. The has been implemented by National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) through a network of 1012 training partners affiliated to the scheme.

Till now, the has seen 10,28,671 enrolments under 382 active job roles, out of which 70% have already completed their training.

The has been implemented across all 29 States and 6 Union Territories while covering 596 districts and 531 constituencies. It addresses the requirement for skill development across 29 sectors in which around 566 job roles have been identified for courses in which the youth can enrol and can get trained. These courses help in making them more employable with hands on experience on skills that will make them more employable and also more efficient in their work.

Appreciating the achievement of reaching the 10 lakh mark Minister for Skill Development and Rajiv Pratap Rudy has said that he was elated at the response that PMKVY, the world’s largest skill development scheme, had got. Ten lakh is good number and he is happy to see how our ecosystem has come together to galvanise our ’s youth towards our Prime Minister’s vision of a skilled India. He said that the achievement would encourage more youth to join the ‘Skill India’ mission and PMKVY was here to support those who have financial limitations to hone a skill of their choice. The minister said he was certain that the will open doors to a new life for many.

Chairman, National Skill Development and Corporation, S Ramadorai said that the 10 lakh figure gave a sense of achievement and also encouraged the government to gear itself even more, galvanising many more in this public-private partnership. It would not have been possible to run 8,749 active centres of the PMKVY across the without due support from the Sector Skill Councils and the training partners, he said.

The States which reflect maximum enrolments under PMKVY are Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh while the sectors which saw maximum enrolments are logistics (1,35,615), agriculture (90,489), electronics (82,903), beauty and wellness (72,316), retail (65,901) and automotive (61,846).

The Ministry of Skill Development with the help of NSDC and the local training partners, and support from State governments, MPs and MLAs conducted 410 Kaushal Vikas Shivirs (skill development camps) across the to educate and encourage the youth to avail the scheme. Most of these shivirs also had classrooms with laboratories set up within the venue to enable visitors to witness the format of the training.

The PMKVY aims to offer 24 lakh youth meaningful, industry-relevant, skill-based training. Under this scheme, the trainees will be offered a financial reward and a government certification on successful completion of training and assessment, which will help them in securing a job for a better future.

The Union Cabinet had approved of India’s largest skill certification and monetary reward on 20 March 2014. The scheme was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 15 July 2015 on the occasion of that year’s World Youth Skills Day.

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