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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 added.

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.

Long term 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.

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