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National Skill Development Mission to Skill 300 Million People by 2022

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National Skill Development Mission (NSDM) has made a clear plan for training a minimum of 300 million skilled people by the year 2022, said Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister, Mr Dharmendra Pradhan in Lok Sabha.

”Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) has launched the National Skill Development Mission (NSDM) to provide the overall institutional framework to rapidly implement and scale up the skill development efforts across India. NSDM envisages to train a minimum of 300 million skilled people by the year 2022,” Mr Pradhan said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha.

MSDE promotes the establishment of model and aspirational skill centres known as Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra (PMKK) in every district for imparting skill training throughout the country in the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model.

As on June 30, 2021, 812 PMKKs have been allocated across the country, out of which 721 PMKKs have been established, he said.

He also informed under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), short term training (ST) is being imparted through empanelled training centres (TCs) including PMKKs.

”As on July 10, 2021, 3,415 TCs are operational across the country that includes 721 PMKKs. Targets to TCs are being allocated for approved job roles as per extant guidelines of the scheme and training is being imparted in batch size of maximum 30 candidates,” he informed the Lok Sabha.

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