Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), the flagship of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, completed 10 lakh enrolments under the scheme. The scheme has been implemented by National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) through a network of 1012 training partners affiliated to the scheme.
The scheme has seen 10,28,671 enrolments under 382 active job roles out of which 70 per cent have already completed their trainings.
The scheme has been implemented across all 29 states and 6 union territories of the country, and covered 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, Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) stated, “I am elated at the response that PMKVY, the world’s largest skill development scheme, has got. This is a good number and I am happy to see how our ecosystem has come together to galvanise our country’s youth towards our Hon’ble Prime Minister’s vision of a Skilled India.”
“This achievement will urge more youth to join the Skill India Mission and PMKVY is here to support those who have financial limitations to hone a skill of their choice. I am certain this scheme will open doors to a new life for many,” he adds.
S Ramadorai, Chairman, National Skill Development Agency (NSDA) and NSDC said, “The 10 lakh figure gives us a sense of achievement and also encourages us to gear ourselves even more, and galvanise many more in this public private partnership. With 8749 active centres across the country through which we implemented PMKVY, it wouldn’t have been possible to achieve this milestone, without the due support of the Sector Skill Councils and the affiliated training partners.”
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 (135615), Agriculture (90489), Electronics (82903), Beauty and Wellness (72316), Retail (65901) and Automotive (61846).