SME Times News Bureau | 22 Jul, 2019
Minister of State for Skill Development and
Entrepreneurship R. K. Singh on Monday said that the government is implementing
more than 40 skill development schemes.
In a written reply in the Lok Sabha, Singh said The
National Skill Development Mission (NSDM) was launched by the Prime Minister on
15th July, 2015, to provide a strong institutional framework to
implement and scale up skill development efforts across the country.
Under this initative, the
Government is implementing more than 40 skill development schemes/programmes
across 20 Central Ministries/Departments, for providing a variety of skill
development training programmes on pan India basis, the minister said.
As per the information
provided by Ministries, 85.98 Lakh persons have been trained in 2018-19, he
The Ministry of Skill
Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) imparts employable skills to the youth
through long term and short term training.
The Ministry is implementing
its flagship scheme Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana 2.0 (PMKVY 2.0) on
pan-India basis with a target to provide skilling to one crore people across
the country in various sectors including Agriculture.
Under the Centrally Sponsored
Centrally Managed (CSCM) component of scheme, as on 12.06.2019, 49.10 Lakh have
been trained across the country; out of which 4 lakh candidates have been
trained in Rajasthan which include 5628 from Udaipur district.
Further, under Recognition of
Prior Learning (RPL) component of PMKVY 2.0, up skilling of farmers have been
made via bridge course training in the job roles namely organic grower, dairy
farmer, pulses cultivator etc.
Under this project, 12488
beneficiaries have been enrolled in the State of Rajasthan.
training is imparted through Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs). There are 1808 ITIs in
the State of Rajasthan with a training capacity of 3.59 lakh; out of which 21 ITIs with a seating capacity of 5,584 are in Udaipur.
In addition some new trades
like Internet of Things (Smart Agriculture) and Soil Testing and Crop
Technician have been introduced to keep pace with Technological innovations,
the minister informed.